February 12, 2005

Mueller Has Knee Surgery; Schilling Still Eyeing Opener. Bill Mueller underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday. The Professional expects to fully return in approximately a month (he had surgery on the same knee on May 28 last season and returned July 2).

Curt Schilling says he's feeling good and has starting on April 3 as his goal. ... His bloody sock from Game 2 of the World Series is in the Hall of Fame, part of an exhibit which includes his spikes from the same game, Johnny Damon's bat (Game 4 leadoff HR), Derek Lowe's jersey from Game 4, Pedro Martinez's cap from Game 3, Manny Ramirez's bat (used to tie a postseason record 17-game hitting streak) and Keith Foulke's spikes.

Pitchers and catchers will report to Fort Myers next Thursday and Theo Epstein says he's done dealing "for now, barring something totally unforeseen." ... It's hard to say if there's room, but when camp opens, Byung-Hyun Kim will be trying for a middle-relief spot. ... The Red Sox agreed to a minor league contract with 1B Roberto Petagine, who played in Japan the last six seasons. ... Gordon Edes talks to Dodger Derek Lowe.

The Globe has news on both Matt Mantei and Wade Miller. Trainer Chris Correnti on Miller: "It's too early to tell. We'll see how the next two weeks go. ... The whole key is to get his arm strength up before he gets on the mound. We don't have a timetable yet."

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