Former Calhoun High star Josh Smoker will be sporting a different color uniform this coming baseball season.
Smoker, who has spent the last three seasons with the New York Mets’ organization and pitched in the Majors the last two, was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday in exchange for pitcher Daniel Zamora and cash considerations. The move came after the Mets designated the lefty for assignment on Jan. 26.
Smoker appeared in 54 games last season for the Mets and had a 1-2 record with a 5.11 ERA and 68 strikeouts.
Smoker and fellow former Calhoun High star Charlie Culberson were set to be honored at the Calhoun-Sonoraville basketball games on Friday.
For photo and details from the ceremony, see Wednesday’s Calhoun Times.