According to ESPN.com, Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

"I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges," Schilling said in a statement released to ESPN. "We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer."

Schilling pitched in the Majors for 20 seasons, most notably with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Boston Red Sox who he won World Series Titles with in 2001, 2004 and 2007.

In 19 playoff starts Schilling has a record of 11-2 with four complete games and a 2.23 ERA.

ESPN did not say what the 47 year old's broadcast plans will be for the upcoming season.