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Troy Glaus (Troy Glaus) was born on August 3, 1976 in Tarzana, California. He made his Major League debut on July 31, 1998 for the Anaheim Angels. In 1998, his rookie year, he hit .218 with 1 home run and 23 RBI. Glaus played for the Anaheim Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays over the course of his 9 year career.
Most people believe that Troy Glaus's best season was 2000, when he slugged 47 home runs, hit for a .284 average and knocked in 102 runs.
Glaus was also one of the players named in baseball's Mitchell Report. His name was under the "Alleged Internet Purchase" section of the report. It was reported by Sports Illustrated in September 2004 that Glaus had been a customer of Signature Pharmacy, which was under federal investigation. The SI article went on to say that between 2003 and 2004, Glaus received the steroids nandrolene and testosterone from the pharmacy via an anti-aging clinic located in California.
Glaus refused to comment on these allegations, but he did agree to meet with investigators for the Commissioner's Office in September 2007. On December 6, 2007, it was determined by the Commissioner's Office that there was not enough evidence to warrant a suspension of Glaus.
- Selected by San Diego Padres in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 2, 1994).
- Selected by Anaheim Angels in the 1st round (3rd pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 3, 1997 - signed September 29, 1997).
- Granted free agency (October 28, 2004).
- Signed by Arizona Diamondbacks (December 11, 2004).
- Traded by Arizona Diamondbacks with Sergio Santos to Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Miguel Batista and Orlando Hudson (December 27, 2005).
- Traded by Toronto Blue Jays to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Scott Rolen (January 14, 2008).
- When Glaus entered a Toronto home game, "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne played loudly over the Rogers Centre speakers.
- Glaus' wife is a competitive equestrian. Within Glaus' contract there is a specific bonus he is paid which dedicates up to $325,000 on his wife's equestrian expenses.
- Glaus was a member of the USA Men's Baseball Team competing in the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, GA, USA and won a bronze medal.
- Glaus is a 1994 graduate of Carlsbad High School.
- Glaus was once drafted by the San Diego Padres as their second round pick in 1994, but turned down the contract before heading to UCLA.
- In 2000, he became the all-time single season home run leader for third basemen in Angels history with 47.