Sources: Schilling, Sox near deal
Sources indicated last night that Curt Schilling [stats]and the Red Sox [team stats] were close to striking a deal which would bring the pitcher back to the defending world champions for one more season.
Schilling, when reached by phone last night, said that things “gathered momentum and if they continued to progress like they did (yesterday) something could potentially get done.”
The deal is believed to be incentive-laden and, according to sources, might be simply contingent on a final physical. Schilling had initially been looking for a $13 million extension before last season.