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Smoltz won't pitch again for Sox

Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  August 12, 2009 04:41 PM

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After mulling his future and speaking at length with Sox general manager Theo Epstein over the past few days, John Smoltz indicated he will not return to pitch in a relief role.

"The next move would be for the organization to trade or release him," manager Terry Francona. "That's still a ways off, but that's where we're at. He's indicated he does not want to come back."

After more than a year of tireless rehab, Smoltz's Red Sox tenure was a misadventure from the start. He compiled an 8.33 ERA in eight starts, culminating with the eight earned runs he allowed in 3 1/3 innings last Thursday in Yankee Stadium.

The Red Sox designated for assignment the next day.

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