Smoltz pleased with progress as he eyes return to Braves' bullpen

Updated: May 15, 2008, 8:43 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

John Smoltz is eyeing a return to the Atlanta Braves pitching staff within 10 days, as long as upcoming throwing sessions go as well as a flat-ground session went on Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Smoltz, who began the season as a starter but will return from the 15-day disabled list as a reliever, threw on flat ground on Wednesday. He said he felt "very good" after making about 40 throws from 90 feet, according to the report.

After starting the ...

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