Advertisement

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -Curt Schilling took part in conditioning drills with Boston's pitchers and catchers on Friday. He even beat Tim Wakefield in a shuttle run.
But he's far behind the rest of the Red Sox in preparing for the season with a long shoulder rehabilitation expected to keep him out at least until the All-Star break.
His usual boisterousness at spring training workouts was missing.
``I thought he was quiet today,'' manager Terry Francona said. ``It's certainly understandable. Everybody wants to be on the field. This is one of the (most enjoyable) days of the camp for guys getting on the field for the first day.
``And he's going to have to be in the weight room doing his work.''
That didn't keep reporters and photographers from keeping a close eye on the 41-year-old right-hander. And it didn't keep Schilling from cautioning cameramen who hurried to record him when he walked off the field during the workout.
``I'm just going to the bathroom, guys, seriously,'' he said. ``I'm just going to the bathroom.''
first official workout for pitchers and catchers is Saturday. Some pitchers are scheduled to throw during the weekend.
Schilling is a long way from doing that.
``When you come to spring training knowing that you're not going to be ready by opening day, it's difficult,'' Wakefield said. ``It's difficult to come in here every day and go to rehab and do all that stuff.''

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Smyly, Rays could push Yanks into 2017 mode After a stretch that saw them claim eight of 10 games, the Yankees have dropped two in a row. Can Joe Girardi’s crew recover in time for today’s showdown vs....
Thumbnail Cubs seek to clobber Mariners again During the first half of the season, NL Central-leading Chicago administered thumpings with regularity. Friday, however, marked the team’s first throttling in...
Thumbnail Orioles vs. Blue Jays Prediction With the Orioles struggling, are the Blue Jays a safe bet to cover on the runline today at 1:07PM ET?
Thumbnail Holliday, Cards try to keep rolling in Miami Between solving usually impenetrable New York closer Jeurys Familia and abusing Miami ace Jose Fernandez, it’s been quite a two-day stretch for the...
Thumbnail Weiss' Rockies embrace road test vs. Mets Yes, Trevor Story continues to obliterate the baseball. Nolan Arenado remains one of the game’s best all-around performers, too. Yet the Rockies are...
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement