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Smoltz agrees with Cardinals

Updated: August 21, 2009, 5:47 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- John Smoltz agreed to a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, giving the 42-year-old former ace a chance to rejuvenate his career in the middle of a pennant race.

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

General manager John Mozeliak said Smoltz will start Sunday at San Diego, and probably would get at least a few turns in the rotation. ...

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