The 40-year-old Schilling will throw about 45 pitches in a rehab
start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. He is then scheduled to
travel with the PawSox to Toledo for his next outing five days
"I'm trying to get them to let me pitch as soon as possible,"
he said, half-joking, in the Boston clubhouse before Monday night's
game against the Kansas City Royals. "This is the part where we're
going to start butting heads."
Schilling was one out away from a no-hitter against Oakland on
June 7, but he allowed 11 earned runs over 9 1/3 innings in his
next two starts. He is 6-4 with a 4.20 ERA overall this season.
"He pitched some pretty good games this year," manager Terry
Francona said. "He just wasn't bouncing back the way we needed him