Red Sox RHP Curt Schilling had surgery yesterday to repair his injured right ankle.
"The three-hour procedure proceeded as planned, with no complications," team doctor Bill Morgan, who performed the surgery, said in a statement.
Schilling pitched Game 6 of the American League Championship Series and Game 2 of the World Series last month with the torn sheath of his ankle tendon sutured into place so it wouldn't flop over the bone when he pitched.
The Red Sox won both games, setting the stage for Boston's first World Series title in 86 years.
Doctors said Schilling's ankle and foot will be immobilized for about a month. He also needs six weeks of rehabilitation, so any delays could cause him to miss the start of spring training.
* MORE SURGERY: Phillies LHP Randy Wolf had successful surgery on his injured right foot and is expected to be ready for spring training.
* COACHES HIRED: The Marlins hired pitching coach Mark Wiley and bullpen coach Harry Dunlop to serve on Manager Jack McKeon's staff next season. Wiley has served as pitching coach for 14 seasons with three other major league clubs, most recently Baltimore. The Orioles reassigned him to their scouting staff in June after his pitchers combined to top the league in walks and ERA. . . .
The Mariners hired Don Baylor as hitting coach.
* ROCKIES' McMORRIS OUT: Rockies vice chairman Jerry McMorris was removed from the team's board of directors and dropped as an officer.
-- From News Services