From the Boston Herald:
Roughly a week before pitchers and catchers are due to report to
spring training, the Herald has learned today that right-hander Curt
Schilling has a significant shoulder injury that could end the veteran
right-hander’s season and is causing tension and friction between the
player and club.
While neither Schilling nor Sox officials could be reached for
comment, baseball sources have indicated that the club has at least
inquired about the possibility of voiding the one-year, $8 million
contract Schilling signed last November. It is not known to what
lengths the Sox have gone on the matter, but their threat has been
serious enough to create a conflict between Schilling and the Red Sox.
While the precise nature of Schilling’s injury is not known, it is
believed that the right-hander is suffering from an injury to the
rotator cuff and/or labrum that might require surgery. It is possible
that the sides disagree on how to treat Schilling’s ailment and that a
course of treatment, too, is a part of their disagreement.
If Schilling has surgery on his shoulder, it is almost certain that he would be unable to pitch this season.
38pitches.com is suddenly on my must-read list these next few days.
Thanks to Sam-YF for the tip.