Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:39:37 -0800
The Atlanta Braves will retire Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's hall of fame on June 28. The Braves announced they will hold a banquet and ceremony honoring Jones before their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks that day. His number 10 is the 10th number retired by the team, joining Hank Aaron's 44, Eddie Mathews' 41, Dale Murphy's 3, Phil Niekro's 35, Warren Spahn's 21, Greg Maddux's 31, Tom Glavine's 47, Bobby Cox's 6, and John Smoltz's 29. All major league teams retired No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 10:47:38 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have retired the No. 29 jersey of former SP John Smoltz.
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:41:12 -0800
Free-agent SP John Smoltz (Cardinals) said he is officially retired, the MLB Network reports.
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 02:55:07 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak is now seeking outside pitching help for the team's starting rotation, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss reports. Manager Tony La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan have lobbied for former Cards SP Jeff Suppan, who was just released by the Milwaukee Brewers. A club source also indicated an interest in Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Millwood, but he's still owed about $7.5 million of his $12 million salary. Kansas City Royals SP Brian Bannister is another option. The team is shying away from pitchers that have been idle this season like SPs Pedro Martinez, Braden Looper and John Smoltz.
Thu, 29 Apr 2010 02:41:40 -0700
Free-agent SP John Smoltz (Cardinals) hasn't been throwing but has been working out, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold. Smoltz still won't say he is retired.
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:53:21 -0700
Updating a previous item, The Sports Network reports free-agent SP John Smoltz (Cardinals) will not retire despite joining TBS as a broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves. He has informed friends that he plans on staying in shape should an opportunity to pitch with a major league team arise.
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:59:16 -0700
The Associated Press reports free-agent SP John Smoltz (Cardinals) has joined Turner Broadcasting's baseball crew as an analyst. He is not sure if he will play again in the big leagues.
Tue, 09 Mar 2010 03:32:06 -0800
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal speculates free-agent SPs John Smoltz (Cardinals) and Pedro Martinez (Phillies) will likely eventually sign with National League clubs. Rosenthal names the Cardinals, Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers as potential players for the two veteran right-handers.
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:43:09 -0800
Ken Rosenthal, of FOXSports.com, reports free-agent SP John Smoltz (Cardinals) continues to wait for a job. Some teams are telling him that they might want to sign him in mid March, according to major league sources. Other teams are looking to hold off on him until June or July. Smoltz's preference is still to start. However, if he joins a team midseason, he will be more open to relieving.
Sun, 14 Feb 2010 09:55:56 -0800
The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports that the Florida Marlins have considered contacting free-agent SP John Smoltz (Cardinals), but haven't reached out to him yet.