Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling will not be ready for the start of spring training because of shoulder issues, and is engaged in a dispute with the club over whether he needs surgery, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter. ...Tony Massarotti, Herald:
Schilling recently went to see Dr. Craig Morgan, who performed his shoulder surgery in 1995. ... [I]t is believed Morgan is recommending Schilling have surgery, while the club is recommending another course.
[S]ources have indicated that the club has at least inquired about the possibility of voiding the one-year, $8 million contract Schilling signed last November. It is not known to what lengths the Sox have gone on the matter, but their threat has been serious enough to create a conflict between Schilling and the Red Sox.