Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer. The 47-year-old is an ESPN baseball analyst and he was scheduled to be part of the network's Sunday Night Baseball crew.

Schilling did not reveal the form of cancer, only saying "with my incredibly talented medical team, I'm ready to try and win another big game".

Schilling pitched in the big leagues for 20 years. In New England, he is best known for helping the Red Sox win the title in 2004. His stats include an 11-2 record and 2.33 ERA in 19 post season starts.

In a statement released by the family, Schilling says "I'll embrace this fight just like the rest of them, with resolute faith and head on."