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  1. Carl Pavano is retiring

    Feb 26, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano Getty

    As of a couple months ago Carl Pavano was trying to make a comeback after missing all of last season following a gruesome home accident in which he suffered a ruptured spleen, but now he’s ready to call it a career. Pavano’s agent told Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors that the 38-year-old right-hander is…

  2. Brad Penny is still looking for work

    Jan 4, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

    We last saw Brad Penny pitch with the Giants in a relief role at the end of the 2012 season. He was bothered for a few weeks in August into September by a shoulder impingement, which prompted him to take the 2013 season off. However, he has been throwing and according to Troy Renck, he…

  3. Carl Pavano is trying to make a comeback

    Dec 30, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    Some guys come back from arm trouble. Some guys come back after a premature retirement. Carl Pavano is trying to come back from a ruptured friggin’ spleen. An injury that, though I was fully aware of it at the time, I apparently blocked out of my memory because, man, that sounded awful. Indeed, it could…

  4. Carl Pavano still recovering from spleen removal, won’t pitch this season

    May 30, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano Getty

    You may remember that Carl Pavano ruptured his spleen in January when he fell while shoveling snow in his driveway at his home in Vermont. It was a very serious situation, as he ended up having his spleen removed and considered himself “lucky to be alive.” Months later, he isn’t any closer to resuming his…

  5. Listen to Carl Pavano talk about rupturing his spleen

    Feb 14, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    Carl Pavano was a guest on MLB Network Radio and told the story of how he ruptured his spleen while shoveling his driveway, which led to having his spleen removed and losing 35 pounds. It’s pretty crazy and you can listen to the interview via the player below: Dap to my main man Parker Hageman…

  6. Carl Pavano’s injury was pretty serious

    Jan 28, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    Everyone made jokes about Carl Pavano injuring his spleen while shoveling snow, playing off the notion that at one point in his career Pavano was often injured. But his latest injury was no joke. It could have been life threatening: Carl Pavano’s spleen was removed last week after the pitcher was injured when he fell…

  7. Report: Carl Pavano suffered ruptured spleen after falling while shoveling snow

    Jan 24, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins starter Pavano pitches to the New York Yankees during the first inning of Game 2 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoffs in Minneapolis

    Well, this might be the most Carl Pavano injury ever. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the veteran right-hander recently suffered a ruptured spleen when he slipped and fell while shoveling snow in his driveway in Vermont. Ouch. Pavano will be sidelined for 6 to 8 weeks as a result of the mishap, which means…

  8. Notes and thoughts on the Justin Upton trade

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Martin Prado

    Braves acquire OF Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson from Diamondbacks for 3B Martin Prado, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Zeke Spruill, SS Nick Ahmed and 1B Brandon Drury. – As some probably guessed, I’m a big fan of this deal for the Braves. I wrote an entry trying to pair the Upton brothers in Atlanta…

  9. The Rockies are “aggressively pursuing” Carl Pavano and Derek Lowe

    Jan 21, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    The Rockies are cornering the market on lousy pitchers. After the weekend’s signings of Miguel Batista and Chris Volstad, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that they aren’t through yet: Even with Volstad in the fold, the Rockies are aggressively pursuing free agents Carl Pavano, a right-hander they have tried to acquire numerous times…

  10. Carl Pavano and the Mets have “mutual interest”

    Jan 7, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    Carl Pavano tried to talk the Twins and Marlins into reunions, but they weren’t interested. So now he’s trying to go back to New York, with the Mets. Pavano’s agent told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that there’s “mutual interest” between the two sides, but so far talks are “very preliminary.” Pavano’s velocity…

  11. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  12. Mets considering Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano as potential R.A. Dickey replacements

    Dec 20, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    francisco liriano getty

    The Mets jumped at the chance to trade R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays earlier this week in exchange for catchers Travis d’Arnaud and John Buck, prospect right-hander Noah Syndergaard and prospect outfielder Wuilmer Becerra. While it’s a tall order, they now need to find a way to replace the 2012 NL Cy Young Award…

  13. Marlins don’t share Carl Pavano’s interest in a reunion

    Dec 5, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    Last week Carl Pavano expressed interest in a reunion with the Marlins, but apparently the feeling isn’t quite mutual. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post talked to a Marlins source who “didn’t seem enthusiastic about the team taking a chance on Pavano.” And rightfully so, because Pavano is 37 years old and was a…

  14. Carl Pavano “has reached out” to the Marlins

    Nov 29, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    Now that Carl Pavano is nearing the end of the line at age 36 and coming off a season wrecked by shoulder problems he’s thinking a reunion with the Marlins might be a good idea. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports that Pavano’s agent “has reached out to the Marlins” and will meet…

  15. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  16. Frustrated Carl Pavano shut down after new diagnosis

    Aug 21, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    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…

  17. Carl Pavano lacking velocity in rehab for shoulder injury

    Aug 17, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    Carl Pavano tried to pitch through a shoulder injury early on this season and was absolutely terrible, finally shutting things down in early June. He’s made slow progress since then and based on his minor league rehab outing last night at Single-A it doesn’t like he’ll be rejoining the Twins for a while. Joe Frisaro…

  18. Twins place Carl Pavano on DL, activate Nick Blackburn

    Jun 4, 2012, 5:13 PM EDT

    Twins Pavano throws against the Mariners  at Safeco Field in Seattle

    Carl Pavano underwent an MRI exam a month ago after complaining of shoulder soreness and was diagnosed with a strain. He pitched through it with diminished velocity and horrible results, allowing 24 runs in 24 innings with a .370 opponents’ batting average in his last five starts, and today the Twins finally shut him down.…

  19. Carl Pavano getting MRI on sore shoulder

    Jun 2, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    After allowing seven runs against the Indians on Friday and seeing his season ERA rise to 6.00, Carl Pavano will undergo an MRI on his shoulder Sunday. He said the shoulder has bothered him off-and-on since spring training and that he already had an MRI earlier this season. “I think it’s just irritated, but we’ve…

  20. The Carl Pavano extortion case has been dropped

    Jun 1, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    Remember when that guy threatened to tell the world about how he and Carl Pavano had “an emotional and physical relationship” in high school unless Pavano gave him a navy Range Rover with tan leather?  Well, the investigation into it has been dropped: Police in Connecticut have closed an investigation into allegations of a blackmail…

  21. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 17, 2012, 6:06 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Chicago White Sox

    Orioles 10, White Sox 4: Matt Wieters homered twice. The first one coming in the eighth, which kicked off the O’s comeback after finding themselves down 4-1, the second one: a 10th inning grand slam which put the game out of reach. Twins 7, Yankees 3: Joe Mauer had three hits and Justin Morneau played in…

  22. Springtime Storylines: Can the Minnesota Twins get back on track after 99 losses?

    Apr 3, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: Minnesota Twins. The Big Question: Can the Minnesota Twins get back on track after 99 losses? Everything that could go…

  23. This doesn’t bode well: Jake Arrieta is Baltimore’s Opening Day starter

    Apr 2, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT

    Jake Arrieta

    “This is Birdland” - the Orioles’ 2012 slogan. Jake Arrieta had a 5.05 ERA in 22 starts before requiring elbow surgery and missing the final two months of last season. This spring, he has a 6.14 ERA in his four starts. Incredibly, it was a good enough showing to earn him the Opening Day assignment against…

  24. Twins place Scott Baker on disabled list

    Mar 31, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    Scott Baker AP

    Scott Baker is back on track after missing some time due to right elbow inflammation, allowing one run over four innings in a minor league exhibition game earlier today, but the Twins have decided to go the safe route and place him on the 15-day disabled list. Baker’s DL-stint was backdated to March 27, so…

  25. Carl Pavano was the target of an extortion plot

    Mar 29, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    Carl Pavano

    When you think of celebrity extortion plots you tend to think of super famous people with sterling reputations they’d do anything to protect. Someone tried to extort Bill Cosby once, for example. That’s pretty major because he’s an icon.  You tend not to think of extortion plots aimed at guys like Carl Pavano. But they…

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