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Braves try to close deal with Glavine

ATLANTA (AP) - It appears likely that Tom Glavine, baseball's only active 300-game winner, will soon be in camp for the Atlanta Braves.

The two sides had a good meeting last week, and Glavine's agent, Gregg Clifton, was planning to talk with the team again in hopes to moving closer to a deal.

The Braves are eager for the 42-year-old Glavine to return as the fifth starter in a rebuilt rotation, but only if he'll take a significant cut in the $8 million he made last year.

Glavine made only 13 starts before season-ending elbow surgery in 2008.

Manager Bobby Cox says there's no rush.

Glavine has been working out on his own in Atlanta, which might be a better situation than being in camp.

While Glavine's situation moves toward a resolution, much of the speculation in camp has shifted toward the possibility of signing outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. The Braves are eager to bolster an outfield that produced only 27 homers last season.

While Griffey's best years are certainly behind him, he did have 18 homers and 71 RBIs splitting time between Cincinnati and the Chicago White Sox in 2008.

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