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John Smoltz joins TBS as analyst

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - John Smoltz is joining Turner Broadcasting's
baseball crew as an analyst.

The 42-year-old pitcher says he isn't sure whether he will play
again.

Smoltz has 213 wins and 154 saves in 21 seasons, most of them
with the Atlanta Braves. He played for Boston and St. Louis last
season.

Smoltz will work on national telecasts on TBS and Atlanta
Braves' games on Peachtree TV in Atlanta.

He was a guest analyst for TBS during the 2007 playoffs and
broadcast games for Peachtree TV and TBS following shoulder surgery
in 2008.

Ernie Johnson Jr., a TNT NBA and golf broadcaster, also will
call baseball for Peachtree TV. He broadcast Braves games with his
father, Ernie Johnson Sr., on SportSouth from 1993-96 and has done
occasional Braves telecasts in recent years.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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