Red Sox announce Smoltz signing

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BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have announced the signing of
right-hander John Smoltz, who joins the team after major offseason
shoulder surgery.
A preliminary agreement was reached last week on the deal, which
is believed to be for one year and $5.5 million, with an added $5
million in possible performance bonuses.
The 41-year-old Smoltz has 210 wins, 154 saves and a 3.26 ERA in
a 20-year career with the Atlanta Braves. Last season, he was 3-2
with a 2.57 ERA before hitting the disabled list in June.
Smoltz says he will be a starter once he's ready to pitch.