Curt Schilling, pitching under the watchful eye of Philadelphia General Manager Ed Wade, threw eight solid innings for Class A Clearwater on Thursday night at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Schilling gave up one run and four hits on 91 pitches against the St. Petersburg Devil Rays in his fourth and final rehabilitation start in the Florida State League.
"When I'm right, this is how I pitch," Schilling said. "I was happy with my breaking stuff tonight. My command of my fastball was iffy, but now maybe it's time to take that last step."
Schilling, who had surgery on his right shoulder in December, plans to pitch for triple-A Scranton on Tuesday. He hopes to make his first start in the majors this year on April 30 at home against St. Louis.
Cleveland catcher Sandy Alomar was put on the 15-day disabled list because of a pulled right hamstring. The Indians purchased the contract of catcher Bobby Hughes from triple-A Buffalo to take Alomar's roster spot and back up Einar Diaz. To make room for Hughes, the Indians designated outfielder Scott Morgan for assignment.
Also, the Indians traded minor league outfielder Dan McKinley to Montreal for minor league outfielder Scott Hunter.
Ismael Valdes threw 61 pitches in 4 1/3 shutout innings Wednesday during an extended spring training game. Valdes has been on the 15-day disabled list since March 20 because of tendinitis in his right shoulder. . . . Pittsburgh purchased the contracts of pitchers Brad Clontz and Jose Parra and recalled pitcher Mike Garcia from triple-A Nashville, and optioned pitchers Chris Peters and Marc Wilkins to Nashville and put pitcher Jason Schmidt on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. . . . Reliever Kevin McGlinchy was put on the 15-day disabled list by Atlanta because of tendinitis in his right shoulder. Bruce Chen was recalled from the minors to replace him.
San Diego optioned catcher Ben Davis to triple-A Las Vegas and purchased the contract of pitcher Vicente Palacios from Las Vegas. . . . Arizona closer Matt Mantei, on the disabled list since April 2 with biceps tendinitis, will be activated on Friday. . . . Baltimore recalled pitcher Jason Johnson from triple-A Rochester and will let him start Sunday.