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Glavine's agent, Gregg Clifton, has spoken with a labor attorney and the players' union about possibly filing the grievance, according to a major-league source.
Players cannot be released by their teams due to financial reasons, according to the collective-bargaining agreement. Glavine was set to receive a $1 million bonus once he made the major-league roster, another $1.25 million for 30 days on the roster and another $1.25 million for 90 days on the roster.
If history is any indicator, Glavine would not have much of a chance should he file the grievance. Historically, teams have the upper hand in such cases and don't need a significant performance based reason to release a player.
If the Braves thought Glavine was good enough to help them, they would have kept him. Doesn't mean he's not good enough to pitch. Just means that for a moment, at least, the Braves figured he wasn't good enough to pitch for them. And that's all that matters.