Fans may have forgotten this All-Star slugger played for the Braves and Diamondbacks

Each series throughout the year, we highlight a former player who donned a Braves jersey and suited up for their current opponent.
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Each series throughout the season, we will highlight a former player who donned a Braves jersey and also suited up for Atlanta's current opponent. The Braves open up a seven-game homestand, starting with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. Let's take a look back on a player who once called Atlanta and the desert home at one point in their career.

As always, there are always several options we could choose but we typically like to stay on the obscure side and bring back memories you forgot you had. Fan favorite Martin Prado is likely the first name that comes to mind but what about first baseman Troy Glaus?

Glaus' time with the Braves

Troy Glaus spent one season with the Atlanta Braves back in 2010. Glaus served as a placeholder at first base until some 21-year-old kid named Freddie Freeman burst onto the scene. In what turned out to be Glaus' final season in the MLB, he .240 with 16 home runs and 71 RBI.

Glaus may have been at the end of his career but he provided some exciting moments to Braves fans. He was one of baseball's best home run hitters in the early 2000s and still had some of that power left in his final season. The Braves now have a player who is often compared to Glaus and that is Austin Riley.

Glaus' time with the Diamondbacks

Oddly enough, Troy Glaus only spent one season with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005. He played in 149 of the D-Backs' games and slashed .258 with 37 home runs and 97 RBI. Glaus had a little more power in him when he was in Arizona compared to his final season in 2010.

Glaus was one of the bats in a lineup that would be described as having "light tower power" and he showed that off a few times. After his one season in Arizona, Glaus ended up north of the border with the Blue Jays.

How good was Troy Glaus during his career?

Troy Glaus turned in a solid career. He played 13 seasons in Major League Baseball (seven with the Angels) and hit .254 with 320 home runs and 950 RBI. Glaus was your typical big and strong power-hitting corner infielder.

Glaus also displayed some versatility in his career as he made some appearances at the hot corner as well. He was a four-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and part of the 2002 World Series champion Angels. Troy was named World Series Most Valuable Player for his performance that year.

During the 2002 World Series, he batted .385 with 10 hits including three doubles, three home runs, and eight RBI. It was an impressive performance.

As Braves fans, it is easy to forget how good Troy Glaus was in his prime when Atlanta only got to witness his final season firsthand. There were still some exciting moments that he provided to Atlanta fans during his short stint with the organization.

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