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Braves' Smoltz to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Updated: June 5, 2008, 2:51 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- John Smoltz knew the pain was too intense to keep pitching this season.

Now, the Atlanta Braves right-hander hopes to add one more comeback to his remarkable career.

Smoltz will undergo season-ending surgery on his ailing right shoulder next week, but the 41-year-old is not ready to concede that his next move will be retirement.

"I've pulled off a lot of miracles," Smoltz said Wednesday at a hastily called news conference before the Braves' game against the Florida ...

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