Curt Schilling, who won 216 games in 20 major league seasons, announced Wednesday that his cancer diagnosed in February is in remission.
The type of cancer still has not been disclosed. Schilling's wife, Shonda, was diagnosed with stage-2 melanoma in 2001.
Schilling, 47, had been working as a television analyst with ESPN at the time of the diagnosis. He appeared at Fenway Park for the 10-year anniversary celebration of the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox team a few weeks ago. In his career, he pitched for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and Red Sox, going 216-146 with a 3.46 ERA. His 3,116 strikeouts rank 15th all time in the majors.
--- A Native American group is planning to file a federal lawsuit against the Cleveland Indians next month for their "offensive" Chief Wahoo logo, CBSSports.com reported Wednesday.
Robert Roche, a Chiricahua Apache and director of the American Indian Education Center, told CBS Cleveland he is planning to file the a federal lawsuit in late July against the Indians organization. Roche, who is also the leader of the group People Not Mascots, said the lawsuit will challenge that the team's name and Chief Wahoo logo are racist.
Chief Wahoo has been the symbol of the Indians since the 1940s. The Indians have been gradually phasing out the Chief Wahoo logo over the last few years, replacing it at times with the red block letter "C" logo. Local supporters of the Indians team claim it is a small minority of people who are against the team name and logo.
--- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales from Double-A Springfield, the team announced Wednesday.
Gonzales startrf for St. Louis on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.
To make room for Gonzales on the 40-man roster, the team transferred right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly (left hamstring strain) to the 60-day disabled list and designated shortstop Pete Kozma for assignment.
---The Athletics announced Wednesday that they had agreed on a 10-year lease extension at O.Co Coliseum, where they have played since 1968.
In a statement, commissioner Bud Selig said he agrees with the Athletics that they need a new stadium and the best site for it is the current Coliseum.
---Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole, who has been sidelined since June 4 with right shoulder fatigue, will return to start on Saturday against the New York Mets, manager Clint Hurdle announced. The Pirates have not decided whom he will replace.
---Pirates left fielder Starling Marte passed a concussion test on Tuesday night but was not available on Wednesday in the conclusion of a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. He struck his head on the knee of second baseman Sean Rodriguez being thrown out attempting to steal second base.
---The San Francisco Giants placed center Angel Pagan (strained lower back) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, retroactive to June 15, and called up power hitting corner infielder Adam Duvall from Triple-A Fresno.
Pagan is eligible to be activated as soon as Tuesday against St. Louis at AT&T Park. Duvall leads the Pacific Coast League with 23 home runs and hit .297 with 67 RBIs in 67 games.
---The San Diego Padres will interview former Miami Marlins general manager and president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest on Friday in San Diego for their GM job, MLB.com reported.
Beinfest will be the first candidate interviewed to replace Josh Byrnes, who was fired Sunday.
---Colorado Rockies right-hander Christian Bergman was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured left trapezium, a bone at the base of the thumb.
Putting Bergman, who was hit with a line drive in his last start Friday, on the 60-day disabled list opens spots on both the 25- and 40-man rosters for left-hander Yohan Flande, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
---Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was a late scratch after batting practice before Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Phillips missed his third straight game with a bone bruise on his right heel. Manager Bryan Price was concerned about Phillips being able to play a full nine innings and possibly making the injury worse.
---The Florida Marlins placed shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 21 with a right triceps strain and recalled infielder Donovan Solano from Triple-A New Orleans.
---Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Cliff Lee's bullpen session on Tuesday went well and that Lee likely will pitch a simulated game Friday. The left-hander has been on the disabled list since May 19 with a strained elbow.