Schill off the hill — for now
Curt Schilling will go on the disabled list on Friday, retroactive to Tuesday. That means the earliest he will pitch again is July 4 at home vs. the Devil Rays.
The good news is that there is nothing structurally wrong with his shoulder. It seems to be mainly a case of fatigue. This could be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps this will leave him with more in the tank at the end of the season.
Beckett and Tavarez will take their turns on normal rest Sunday and Monday. No word on who will start on Tuesday in Seattle. Don’t be so sure it will be Jon Lester. Judging by the numbers — five hits and three earned runs over five
innings, four walks, three striekouts — it was hardly dominant. The Red Sox have said all along they won’t bring him up a minute sooner than he is ready. Kason Gabbard has done a pretty nice job whenever the Sox have called him up. He’s also a candidate.
Talk to you later, back to work.