Schilling, who has made news recently after his video game company, 38 Studios, went under, will reportedly focus on his business issues during his leave, but a spokesperson from ESPN said they expect Schilling to return later on this year.
38 Studios filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this past week and laid off all of its employees. Schilling is being sued by RBS Citizens (Citizens Bank) for $2.4 million as a result of an unpaid loan to 38 Studios.
Schilling signed as a free agent with the Red Sox prior to the 2004 season an was an intricate part of the team's World Series run that season. Schilling also helped the Sox win another World Series in 2007 before retiring from baseball.