BOSTON (AP) -Curt Schilling was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday due to soreness in his right shoulder that he attributed to tendinitis. Josh Beckett will start against the San Diego Padres on normal rest.
Schilling left the team in Atlanta on Tuesday to return to Boston for a cortisone shot and an MRI exam. Results were negative, but Schilling was to remain in Boston for treatment; he will be re-examined by team physician Thomas Gill on Friday.
Schilling nearly pitched a no-hitter at Oakland on June 7, giving up a two-out single to Shannon Stewart in the ninth inning. But he allowed 11 earned runs and 19 hits in 9 1-3 innings in his next two starts.
Schilling, 14th on the career strikeout list with 3,086, failed to fan a batter on Monday - the first time that's happened in one of his starts since 1993.
``I have not felt right this year,'' Schilling said in a weekly radio interview. ``Pain is a relative term. There's been a lot of this year trying to discern what's because I'm 40 or what's because I don't feel good.''
Schilling tore his labrum while playing for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1995. He said when that happened, he went from throwing 95 mph in one inning to 80 mph in the next. He felt fine during that game but woke up in pain.
He said the recent problems were ``eerily similar'' in that he was throwing only 82 mph, but the difference this time was he did not wake up hurting.
``We're going to tread lightly here,'' he said.

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