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Braves to retire Chipper Jones' number

Braves to retire Chipper Jones' number

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves said Tuesday they will retire third baseman Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's Hall of Fame.

Smoltz misses cut at Ga. Nationwide event

VALDOSTA, Ga., April 30 (UPI) -- Eight-time all-star baseball pitcher John Smoltz took a hit to his pro golfing hopes Saturday, missing the cut by 27 strokes at a Nationwide Tour event.

Ex-pitcher Smoltz to make pro golf debut

ATLANTA, March 16 (UPI) -- Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz said Wednesday he'll compete in the South Georgia Classic stop on pro golf's Nationwide Tour.

Smoltz joins broadcast booth, not retiring

ATLANTA, March 16 (UPI) -- Pitcher John Smoltz says he is heading to the TBS broadcast booth to announce games this year but has not yet retired.

MLB: St. Louis 5, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- John Smoltz gave up three hits in five scoreless innings Sunday, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres.

John Smoltz signs with St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have signed 42-year-old right-hander John Smoltz for the balance of the 2009 season.
Red Sox release pitcher John Smoltz

Red Sox release pitcher John Smoltz

BOSTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox Monday released 42-year-old veteran pitcher John Smoltz.

Red Sox dump pitcher John Smoltz

BOSTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Veteran right-hander John Smoltz has been designated for assignment, Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona said Friday.

MLB: Boston 6, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, July 31 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit his second homer in as many games Friday and a seventh-inning blast by Kevin Youkilis put Boston in front en route to a 6-5 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Boston 2

BOSTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Nick Markakis homered and drove in three runs for Baltimore Sunday, powering the Orioles past the Boston Red Sox 6-2.

MLB: Texas 6, Boston 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 20 (UPI) -- Michael Young, David Murphy and Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered off John Smoltz in the sixth Monday to lead the Texas Rangers to a 6-3 win over Boston.

MLB: Oakland 6, Boston 0

BOSTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Brett Anderson pitched a two-hit shutout and Mark Ellis and Adam Kennedy each had two RBI in the Oakland Athletics' 6-0 victory Monday over Boston.

MLB: Baltimore 11, Boston 10

BALTIMORE, July 1 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Orioles scored five runs in both the seventh and eighth innings Tuesday to overcome a nine-run deficit to rally past the Boston Red Sox 11-10.

MLB: Washington 9, Boston 3

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Anderson Hernandez finished off a four-run first with a two-run single Thursday and the Washington Nationals went on to defeat Boston 9-3.

42-year-old Smoltz making season debut

BOSTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Veteran John Smoltz is expected to make his first major league appearance of the season next week for the Boston Red Sox.

Red Sox put Smoltz on disabled list

BOSTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Veteran right-hander John Smoltz of Boston will begin his 21st major league baseball season on the Red Sox' 15-day disabled list due to right shoulder soreness.
Braves lock up Lowe for 4 years

Braves lock up Lowe for 4 years

ATLANTA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Right-hander Derek Lowe has reached a four-year contract worth $60 million with the Atlanta Braves that will be official when he passes a physical Wednesday.

Boston signs Smoltz to one-year deal

BOSTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox Tuesday signed veteran right-handed pitcher John Smoltz to a one-year contract.
Report: 41-year-old Smoltz to join Red Sox

Report: 41-year-old Smoltz to join Red Sox

BOSTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Right-hander John Smoltz, who has pitched 20 years for the Atlanta Braves, has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.
Glavine out until after All-Star break

Glavine out until after All-Star break

ATLANTA, June 13 (UPI) -- Veteran Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine will be out until at least the All-Star break with a torn tendon in his left arm, the team announced on Friday.
Braves pitcher has shoulder surgery

Braves pitcher has shoulder surgery

ATLANTA, June 10 (UPI) -- Atlanta Braves veteran pitcher John Smoltz had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his right shoulder.

MLB: Atlanta 7, Florida 5

ATLANTA, June 5 (UPI) -- Chipper Jones had four hits Thursday, one of them the 400th home run of his MLB career, to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 victory over Florida.

MLB: Florida 6, Atlanta 4

ATLANTA, June 4 (UPI) -- Hanley Ramirez' second homer of the contest Wednesday lifted the Florida Marlins over the Atlanta Braves 6-4.

Shoulder surgery likely for John Smoltz

ATLANTA, June 4 (UPI) -- Atlanta Braves right-hander John Smoltz plans to see orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews about the soreness in his pitching shoulder next week.
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