BOSTON Red Sox legend Jason Varitek’s wife Catherine has criticized Curt Schilling for revealing Tim Wakefield’s brain tumor diagnosis.
The six-time MLB All-Star played for both Varitek and Wakefield in Beantown in the mid-2000s.
Schilling, 56, won World Series titles with them and the Red Sox in 2004 and 2007.
Injuries forced the pitcher’s retirement two years after his third championship ring.
He then became an MLB analyst for ESPN before parting ways with the network in 2016 due to his controversial political views.
At the beginning of 2023, Schilling launched the Curt Schilling Baseball Show together with OutKick.
There he shared the news of Wakefield’s battle with brain cancer, revealing that he had been diagnosed with a “very serious, very aggressive form” of the disease.
“This is not a message that Tim has shared with anyone, and I don’t even know if he wants it shared,” the former second-round MLB pick emphasized Wednesday’s episode his show.
Schilling also gave insight into his former teammate’s wife, Stacy’s, cancer battle.
And Catherine Varitek called him out for leaking the sensitive information about the Wakefields.
“Screw you, Curt Schilling, that wasn’t your place!” the wife of Jason Varitek, Boston’s former catcher who now works for the Red Sox as a player information coach, wrote on X on Thursday morning.
Many other MLB fans joined Varitek in criticizing Schilling on social media.
Wakefield, 57, began his MLB career with the Pittsburgh Pirates after they drafted him in 1988.
The Pirates released the pitcher after his first two seasons in the majors and he signed with the Red Sox in 1995.
The Florida native spent 17 years in Boston.
He had 186 wins and 168 losses in 590 games for the Red Sox and recorded 2,046 strikeouts.