Smoltz To Skip All-Star Game

John Smoltz has elected to skip the All-Star game this year due to right shoulder discomfort.Atlanta Braves veteran John Smoltz will return home today to meet with team physicians concerning the discomfort in his pitching shoulder.

Unfortunately, this will force him to miss next Tuesday's Mid-Summer Classic along with Saturday's scheduled start against the San Diego Padres.

The 40-year-old right-hander, who has lost three of five starts since injuring his shoulder on May 29th, will use the All-Star break to his advantage, allowing for 12 days of rest between starts. He is expected to pitch again on July 17th at home against the Cincinnati Reds.

Smoltz (9-5, 3.07 ERA) is an eight-time All Star.

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution] | []


Bassmaster said...

What, no old people tag?! Or do the assholes only get those?

Sooze said...

John Smoltz is not old. He is classic vintage with a hint of antique.

Yes, I am biased.