By ROBERT LEE
Journal Sports Writer
BOSTON -- Boston's newly acquired pitcher John Smoltz received a standing ovation at tonight's Celtics game.
The 41-year-old standout said that he is going to be a starting pitcher for the Red Sox, not a closer or a relief pitcher, and that he was excited to be part of the Red Sox organization.
"I hear they have some great sports fans here," Smoltz said.
The Red Sox are scheduled to officially announce that Smoltz is a member of the organization on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The right-hander signed a one-year deal reportedly worth $5.5 million last week.
He is the only pitcher in big-league history with at least 200 wins and 150 saves.