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Smoltz to start Sunday
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Braves right-hander John Smoltz threw 83 pitches over five innings against minor leaguers in Florida on Sunday, and is on track to make his regular-season debut next weekend.

Braves general manager Frank Wren said before Sunday’s season opener against the Washington Nationals that he got a report that Smoltz threw the ball well and felt great.

Smoltz is beginning the season on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder tightness. He’s slated to start

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