John Smoltz Agrees to Deal With Cardinals

Nathan RollinsContributor IAugust 19, 2009

NEW YORK - AUGUST 06: John Smotlz #29 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch in the first inning of the AL baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 6, 2009 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

The 42-year old pitcher John Smoltz has agreed to a contract on wendesday with the NL Central leading St.Louis Cardinals.

John Smoltz joined the NL Central leaders shortly after he cleared waivers, following his release by the Boston Red Sox. He was 2-5 with an 8.33 ERA in eight starts for the Boston Red Sox.

John Smoltz is likely to start Saturday against the San Diego Padres said St. Louis Cardinals General manager John Mozeliak.