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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2003 1:57 pm | Updated: 2:26 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

Curt Schilling is now a former Diamondback.

 The right-handed pitcher on Friday agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Boston Red Sox, waived his no-trade clause and approved the trade that Arizona and Boston agreed to on Monday.

The trade is still pending on Schilling passing a physical.


The 37-year-old Schilling - who is under contract for 2004 at $12

million - received a two-year extension worth $25.5 million, a source

said. There is a vested option for 2007(with no buyout) worth another

$13 million.

 The Red Sox sent pitchers Casey Fossum and Brandon Lyon, minor-league

pitcher Jorge de la Rosa and a player to be named later (beleived to be

minor-league outfielder Michael Goss) to the D-Backs.

 With the Schilling deal done, Arizona - which has a goal of paring

payroll from $95 million to $80 million - will turn its attention to

dealing for a hitter, perhaps Milwaukee first baseman Richie Sexson.

 "This gives us some more flexibility," D-Backs general manager Joe

Garagiola Jr. said. "And we feel we are getting some value in return."

 Earlier on Friday, Major League Baseball granted the Red Sox an 24-hour

extension (to 3 p.m. Saturday) on the exclusive negotiating window they

had with Schilling. The two sides reached a deal not long afterward.

 The agreement concluded three days of talks between Schilling and

Boston general manager Theo Epstein and team president Larry Lucchino at

the player's Paradise Valley home. On Thursday, Epstein had Thanksgiving

dinner with the Schilling.

 Schilling, who came to Arizona in a trade with the Philadelphia

Phillies in July 2000, had a record of 58-28 as a D-Back.

 The Red Sox drafted Schilling in 1986. He played two seasons in their

minor-league system.

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