Schilling to DL...
Curt Schilling will be placed on the DL retroactive to his last start. The move will most likely not be made until Friday in San Diego since the team won't be able to get a player in today and has a day off tomorrow.
This sets up a tremendous pitching matchup Sunday at Petco Park, with Josh Beckett (10-1, 3.14) going up against Jake Peavy (9-1, 1.98.) This could well be a preview of All-Star starters.
NESN's Tina Cervasio is reporting that Julian Tavarez will make the first start of the series in Seattle Monday on normal rest. There has been no announcement for Tuesday's game.
That could set the stage for Jon Lester's return to the big leagues, pitching on five days rest after he started this afternoon in Indianapolis for Pawtucket.
Schilling told WEEI this morning that he received a cortisone shot yesterday, and that he wouldn't pick up a baseball until Friday at the earliest.
We'll keep you posted on any developments.