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Francona says Schilling won't start opener

Updated: March 19, 2005, 7:16 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Curt Schilling will miss Opening Day with the Red Sox, setting up David Wells to start against his former team, the New York Yankees.

Boston manager Terry Francona made the announcement Saturday and said Schilling might sit out the first two weeks.

Schilling, coming back from ankle surgery last November, will make his first start of spring training in a minor league game Monday and there was no word on when he would pitch against a major league opponent.

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