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Smoltz mulling options after being cut

Updated: August 8, 2009, 1:26 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

John Smoltz may have thrown the last pitch of his storied career.

The Boston Red Sox cut the struggling Smoltz on Friday, a day after the New York Yankees sent the 42-year-old righty to yet another early exit.

Smoltz is taking some time to mull his options -- and one option is returning to the minors for Boston, in an effort to transition into a relief role, ESPN baseball analyst Eduardo Perez reports.

Smoltz, 42, met with Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. His base salary is $5.5 ...

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