Around the Majors: Schilling will have surgery

1) Redsox P Curt Schilling will have surgery on his right ankle this week, as long as a MRI shows there’s no problems with an infection.

After 3.23 ERA/36 RSAA and 2.95 ERA/34 RSAA seasons, Schilling had a 3.26 ERA/42 RSAA in 32 starts. He has a 3.32 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.22, and 327 RSAA in 482 games.

Schilling ranks 9th on the all time list for career RSAA after the age of 30–

1    Randy Johnson               444   
2    Lefty Grove                 433   
3    Cy Young                    403   
4    Roger Clemens               309   
5    Grover C Alexander          263   
6    Kevin Brown                 262   
7    Dazzy Vance                 258   
8    Greg Maddux                 255   
9    Curt Schilling              244   
10   Phil Niekro                 241   

2) Angels GM Bill Stoneman says the team won’t bid on free agent 3B Troy Glaus and instead will hand over the job to Dallas McPherson.

3) According to ESPN’s Peter Gammons, the Whitesox may be close to agreeing to a 2 year, $8 million contract with SS Omar Vizquel.

Vizquel will be a free agent, but hasn’t hit the open market yet. Teams, other than the Indians, are not permitted to talk contract terms now. But, by their own admission, MLB rules are only enforceable when they feel like it.

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