For the first time in his pro career, Brad Glenn is spending an offseason outside the United States. The Fisher Cats' 2013 Team MVP is in Venezuela, and made his debut in the Venezuelan Winter League over the weekend.
Glenn is suiting up for Tiburones de La Guiara along with 2013 Fisher Cats reliever Tyson Brummett. Over his first two games, Glenn is 1-6 with an RBI single in his Venezuelan debut.
Besides the additional time to hone their craft, playing in a winter league often can be a lucrative endeavor for minor league players, supplementing their in-season salary with an out-of-season paycheck.
For Glenn, however, it represents one more step on the ladder to the major leagues. After ranking in the top three of most major offensive categories with the Fisher Cats this summer, Glenn took the step to Triple-A for the first time in August. His first at-bat against the upper-most level of minor league pitching was a memorable one as he smashed a two-run homer against Rochester to account for Buffalo's only runs in a 4-2 loss.
Glenn finished 2013 with an average of .261 with 22 homers combined between New Hampshire and Buffalo. With the Fisher Cats alone, the steady right-fielder smacked 17 long balls while posting a .264 average, a 25-point increase from his 2012 mark in New Hampshire.
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