Thursday, February 7, 2008

Schilling Needs Shoulder Surgery?

According to the Boston Herald, Curt Schilling may need surgery for what is being reported as a labrum or rotator-cuff injury.

From Rotoworld:
Schilling is done after this year, so we don't see why he'd undergo surgery. Unless he's reconsidering and wants to extend his career beyond 2008, then he'll have to try to pitch through the problem. According to the Herald, the Red Sox are already exploring the possibility of voiding Schilling's contract. They could decide to make a run at Kyle Lohse or take a flier on Bartolo Colon or Freddy Garcia if they don't think Schilling will make it back.
This could be a big loss in terms of losing a veteran stabilizer in the Red Sox rotation. Boston's multitude of young starting pitchers could prove capable of filling in for his innings, though the acquisition of a Kyle Lohse type seems the more likely alternative.

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