Here's the story, and Theo Epstein does a pretty good job making the move sound logical, but I don't know if I like it.
Schilling is struggling and the bullpen is struggling, so why not mix them together? I don't know how Schilling pitching in relief will help him regain his form as a starter. Usually pitchers rehab in the minors so they can build up their stamina and work off the rust. Now the Red Sox are expecting Schilling to build up endurance and work out his control problems pitching one inning stints in close games. They must really not want to give up their prospects for a closer.