John Smoltz joins TBS as analyst

  • Tue Mar 16th, 2010 12:44pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

ATLANTA — John Smoltz is joining Turner Broadcasting’s baseball crew as an analyst.

The 42-year-old pitcher says he isn’t sure whether he will play again.

Smoltz has 213 wins and 154 saves in 21 seasons, most of them with the Atlanta Braves. He played for Boston and St. Louis last season.

Smoltz will work on national telecasts on TBS and Atlanta Braves’ games on Peachtree TV in Atlanta.

He was a guest analyst for TBS during the 2007 playoffs and broadcast games for Peachtree TV and TBS following shoulder surgery in 2008.

Ernie Johnson Jr., a TNT NBA and golf broadcaster, also will call baseball for Peachtree TV. He broadcast Braves games with his father, Ernie Johnson Sr., on SportSouth from 1993-96 and has done occasional Braves telecasts in recent years.