Schilling throws off mound for first time since going on DL

Updated: June 4, 2008, 6:47 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Red Sox right-hander Curt Schilling took a significant step in his effort to return from an injured right shoulder when he threw 25 pitches off a bullpen mound at Fenway Park.

The session Wednesday was the first time Schilling had thrown off a mound since he was placed on the 60-day disabled list during spring training.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Schilling's sole complaint was that only 22 of the 25 pitches were strikes.

"He was excited, justifiably ...

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