RED SOX RELEASE JOHN SMOLTZ
For Immediate Release
August 17, 2009
RED SOX RELEASE RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER JOHN SMOLTZ
BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today released right-handed pitcher John Smoltz from the roster. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.
Smoltz, 42, went 2-5 with an 8.33 ERA (37 ER/40.0 IP) in eight starts for the Red Sox this season. In 716 career Major League games (474 starts) with Atlanta (1988-2008) and Boston (2009), he is 212-152 with 154 saves and a 3.32 ERA (1,266 ER/3,435.0 IP).
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Thank goodness the Smoltz experiment is over. It only cost John Henry & Co. about 5.5 million plus all the rehab since Spring Training under the Red Sox golden umbrella !!!! We should have never picked him up, and to pay him more than Varitek !! (A slap in the face) We should have picked up Cliff Lee while we could, now the Phillies have him & Pedro.