BoSox activate Smoltz from 15-day DL
WASHINGTON -- The Boston Red Sox have activated right-hander John Smoltz from the 15-day disabled list to start Thursday night's interleague game against the Washington Nationals.
Smoltz, signed by Boston as a free agent in January, has been recovering from right shoulder surgery and has not pitched since a one-inning relief outing on June 2, 2008, for Atlanta against Florida.
He made six minor league rehabilitation starts, going 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 27 1/3 ...
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