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Frustrated Carl Pavano shut down after new diagnosis

Aug 21, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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Carl Pavano‘s months-long attempt to come back from a strained shoulder has come to an end after a specialist diagnosed the Twins right-hander with a bruise on his humerus bone.

In talking to John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press the 36-year-old seemed to express frustration that the Twins’ medical staff–which has come under an awful lot of fire for numerous issues since last season–didn’t properly diagnose him three months ago:

It’s too bad it took three months diagnose that. I could have been resting. The good news is, it doesn’t require surgery. I’ve had this in the past and gotten through it, and obviously I’ve pitched a lot since then. But as far as I’m concerned, this whole season has been a failure on many levels, for myself, for the team. It’s just kind of lousy that it took this long.

Pavano went on to say: “It’s no one’s fault. I’ll take the blame, but I don’t understand why.”

He also left open the possibility of re-signing with Minnesota as a free agent this offseason, but that seems unlikely even with the Twins in the market for plenty of rotation help.

  1. deebs1976 - Aug 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    The Twins could replace their medical staff with a team of Magic 8 Balls, save some money and probably get better results.

    • kopy - Aug 21, 2012 at 4:25 PM

      They’re already employing Dr. Nick Riviera. I don’t know how you can get any cheaper.

      • Mr. Furious - Aug 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM

        I wonder how much Dr. Leo Spaceman would charge as a consultant.

    • chunkified - Aug 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      In their defense they have cured several cases (Mauer and Morneau included) of long balls.

  2. bigjimatch - Aug 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    An injury to the humerus bone? that doesn’t sound very funny at all.

  3. fredverd - Aug 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Once again, the return of the “American Idle”…

  4. shanabartels - Aug 21, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Carl Pavano is injured? What else is new… I diagnosed him with Munchausen syndrome years ago.

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