Curt Schilling says he's in remission

Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling. (AP)

Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling announced Wednesday that his cancer is in remission.

"As of yesterday I am in remission. Start the 5-year clock!" he wrote on Twitter.

Schilling, 47, said in February that he had an undisclosed form of cancer. He underwent at least two surgeries in addition to chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

On Facebook he wrote, "To the many, many amazing folks at Dana-Farber [Cancer Institute], [Brigham and Women's Hospital] and [Massachusetts General Hospital], thank you and to the amazing team these last 5 months. I've been told my cancer is in remission, start the 5-year clock."

Schilling pitched for the Phillies in nine of his 20 major-league seasons. He won 216 games and was MVP of the 1993 National League Championship Series. The righthander played on three World Series champions.

He was working for ESPN as an analyst at the time of his diagnosis. The network has not said whether Schilling will return.