John Smoltz performance for the Pawtucket Red Sox against the Syracuse Chief Monday was deemed to be a success. Smoltz actually lost the game giving up four runs in six innings.
Smoltz is trying to come back from a shoulder surgery which has kept him out for alomost a year. "I'm not going to lie its been very difficult," said Smoltz. "I don't even think I have been in the same city for more than four days over the last two months."
Smoltz is now with the Boston Red Sox and wants to prove to his old team, the Atlanta Braves, he still has the ability to pitch. The Braves offered Smoltz a contract in the offseason but Smoltz said the kind of offer was a sign the Braves wanted him to retire.
Smoltz says he will know when it is time to retire but the time has not yet come.
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