August 1, 2014
The Boston Red Sox are formally announcing the signing of pitcher John Smoltz, who spent the first 21 years of his career with the Atlanta Braves.
The Red Sox have scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m. Tuesday
to announce the signing.
Preliminary agreement was reached last week on the deal,
believed to be one year and $5.5 million, with a possible added $5
million in performance bonuses. The deal was expected to be
contingent on Smoltz passing a physical on Monday.
The 41-year-old Smoltz is the only pitcher in baseball history
with 200 wins and 150 saves. He was sidelined most of last season
after major shoulder surgery, but has said he feels healthy enough
to pitch at least one more year.