|Carl Pavano ruptures spleen while shoveling snow||01.25.13 at 2:06 pm ET|
Just as he appeared close to signing with the Rockies, Carl Pavano hurt both himself and his chances to find a new team this offseason when he slipped in his driveway and ruptured his spleen.
Pavano was shoveling snow outside his home in Vermont when he fell and injured himself, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. He’s expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks.
The Mets also has been reported to be interested in Pavano, but the Rockies were his main suitors at the time of the fall. Pavano did not pitch after June 1 last season due to soreness in his shoulder caused by a bone bruise in his humerus. In 2010 and 2011, he posted ERAs of 3.75 and 4.30 with the Twins.
|Twins re-sign Carl Pavano||01.20.11 at 10:34 am ET|
The Minnesota Twins locked up pitcher Carl Pavano with a two-year $16.5 million contract after some surprising interest shown by his former team, the New York Yankees.Embattled Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters in New York that he had talks with the pitcher, who was reviled bust in his four years in pinstripes.
Pavano had a bounce-back year with Minnesota, winning 17 games with a 3.75 ERA and 221 innings pitched.
|Free agent pitcher Carl Pavano narrows signing decision down to two teams||12.30.10 at 10:41 am ET|
While most big-name free agents this winter already signed to new contracts, several of the second-tier free agents remain unsigned, like third baseman Adrian Beltre and pitcher Carl Pavano. While it has been reported the Rangers are showing interest in Beltre, Pavano has reportedly narrowed his choice down to two teams: the Twins and the Nationals, the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune reports. Pavano, 34, is seeking a three-year deal, which seems to be the holdup.
|Nationals engage in preliminary discussion with pitcher Carl Pavano||11.18.10 at 1:19 pm ET|
The Washington Post reports that the Nationals are one of six or eight teams that have expressed interest in acquiring pitcher Carl Pavano. Pavano is a free agent who spent the 2010 season with the Twins.
The Nationals met with Pavano’s representative at the general managers’ meetings in Orlando to discuss any interest the starter may have in pitching for the team. The discussions are still in the preliminary stages.
As an 11-year veteran, Pavano was 17-11 in 2010, with a 3.75 ERA and 117 strikeouts.
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