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Carl Pavano | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/8/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Carl Pavano has retired from professional baseball.
Pavano's agent shared that news Wednesday with Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors. "Despite my strong desire to compete and hard work in preparing for the upcoming season," the 38-year-old right-hander said in a statement, "I feel that the amount of time lost from my spleen injury, coupled with the recovery from my complications from that injury, preclude me from continuing to compete at my highest level, which is necessary to perform in the major leagues." He registered a 4.39 career ERA in 14 big league seasons. Feb 26 - 5:04 PM

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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Carl Pavano (spleen) "feels good" and should begin throwing off mound in the next week or so.

He'll then audition for teams shortly after that if all goes well. Pavano turned 38 last month and missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a ruptured spleen, but he's not ready to give up on his career.
Feb 11 - 7:03 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that there are a "lot of teams" monitoring the progress of Carl Pavano.

Pavano missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a ruptured spleen, but he's resumed throwing on flat ground and will audition for teams off the mound next month. The 37-year-old right-hander posted a 6.00 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 33/8 K/BB ratio in 63 innings in 2012, but someone will surely be willing to offer him a minor league deal if his throwing session goes alright.
Jan 19 - 11:32 AM

Carl Pavano is working out in Arizona and about three weeks from beginning to throw off a mound.

Pavano struggled mightily in 2012 with the Twins and then missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a ruptured spleen. He's likely to host a showcase for teams sometime in February and should be able to find a non-guaranteed minor league contract by the spring.
Jan 16 - 2:40 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Carl Pavano has continued to throw, building up arm strength for his potential comeback attempt.

Cotillo notes that Pavano could host a showcase for interested teams at some point this winter. The 37-year-old right-hander made 11 mostly ineffective starts for the Twins in 2012, posting a 6.00 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 33/8 K/BB ratio in 63 innings, then missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a ruptured spleen. He'll have to settle for a minor league deal, but could be worth a look for pitching-starved teams as a low-risk option.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:34:00 PM

Carl Pavano is healthy and hoping to pitch for someone next season.

Pavano missed all of the 2013 campaign after suffering a ruptured spleen that almost killed him, but he was cleared about six months ago to resume regular activities. The righty will turn 38 in January and posted a 6.00 ERA in his last season, though he was pitching through a strained shoulder and a bruised humerus bone in his throwing arm. Pavano will have to settle for a minor league deal.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 12:08:00 PM

Carl Pavano's agent, Dave Pepe, told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that his client is aiming to return next season.

Pavano fell while shoveling snow in his driveway in January and ended up needing his spleen removed. "Carl will not be physically able to play this year as he recovers from his spleen removal and the complications that followed," Pepe told Heyman via text message. "His hope is that he can give it a try next year." Pavano had a 6.00 ERA in 11 starts with the Twins in 2012 and turns 38 next January. Assuming he's physically able, he will almost certainly have to accept a minor league deal.
Thu, May 30, 2013 04:41:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Carl Pavano will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after suffering a ruptured spleen when he slipped and fell while shoveling snow on his driveway.

Well, that sounds about right for the oft-injured right-hander. Pavano had been set to sign somewhere soon to compete for a rotation spot, but teams will likely wait until he's healthy now. The Rockies and Mets were among the clubs that had shown interest in the veteran. Pavano is coming off a 2012 season where he posted a 6.00 ERA and dealt with shoulder issues.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 09:09:00 PM

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies are "out" on free agent Carl Pavano.

Renck suggests that the Mets and Marlins might be potential destinations for the veteran right-hander, who posted a 6.00 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 11 starts last season with the Twins. It's quite possible that he will have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league deal.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 03:06:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post writes that the Rockies are aggressively pursuing free agents Carl Pavano and Derek Lowe.

Even after signing Chris Volstad, the Rockies are looking to add another veteran pitcher to their starting rotation mix. Pavano has received interest from as many as five teams this offseason, but has yet to receive any offers. Despite posting a 5.11 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 142 2/3 innings between the Indians and Yankees this past season, Lowe is holding out for a guaranteed job as a starter.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:23:00 PM

According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Mets and Carl Pavano have "mutual interest."

Pavano's agent clarified to McCullough that negotiations are still "very preliminary," but it sounds like there could be a marriage here. Pavano posted an ugly 6.00 ERA in 11 starts last season for the Twins while fighting right shoulder issues. So he should come rather cheap.
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that five teams are interested in free agent right-hander Carl Pavano.

Pavano's agent, Dave Pepe, said that the Red Sox have "checked in," though that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Pepe reportedly spoke with the Marlins on Tuesday, but the club "didn't seem enthusiastic" about working out a deal. Pavano posted a 6.00 ERA over 11 starts this past season while dealing with a nagging shoulder issue and may struggle to find a guaranteed major league deal.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 11:41:00 AM

Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post was told by a Marlins source that the team "didn't seem enthusiastic" about signing Carl Pavano.

The Marlins talked with Pavano's agent on Tuesday, but it's possible they were turned off by his asking price or his shoulder issues from this past season. Still, the Marlins could use a veteran starter after gutting their rotation over the past few months. Pavano, who turns 37 in January, previously pitched with the Marlins from 2002-2004.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 11:29:00 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that Carl Pavano's agent, Dave Pepe, has "received a few preliminary calls" on his client.

Pavano was limited to just 11 starts this season due to shoulder issues, but Cafardo says he was "given a clean bill of health in September." If he is indeed healthy, the veteran right-hander wouldn't be a bad gamble on a modest one-year deal. He might have to settle for a non-guaranteed contract.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 10:06:00 AM

Carl Pavano (shoulder) has been shut down for 2012.

An MRI and examination by specialist Dr. David Altchek on Tuesday in New York revealed a bruise on Pavano's humerus bone. "The good news is, it doesn't require surgery," said the veteran right-hander. "But as far as I'm concerned, this whole season has been a failure on many levels, for myself, for the team." He posted a 6.00 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 63 innings (11 starts).
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 04:24:00 PM

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