Carl Pavano
American baseball player
Carl Pavano
Carl Anthony Pavano is an American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher currently with the Minnesota Twins.
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A-Rod's Unhappy Birthday
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez's corner locker in the New York Yankees' clubhouse is filled with four cardboard boxes of bats, a dozen jerseys, a dangling athletic supporter, two baseball caps and four books. Rodriguez, who turned 38 Saturday, is something of a cornered man himself these days. The Yankees consider him a major annoyance, referring to him as Mr. Rodriguez three times in a recent news release. That tension, however, pales when compared to what's going on with Major League Baseball. Any time now, Rodriguez is expected to be hit with a lengthy penalty that could put him out of baseball indefinitely or perhaps even permanently. And MLB's investigation to possible ties between Rodriguez and a Florida clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs isn't even the primary source of the deteriorating relationship. The Yankees owe him just under $95 million through 2017, and he's missed the entire season following hip surgery in January. ...
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MLB Pitcher Hospitalized After Serious Fall In Snow
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
-- Carl Pavano's spleen was removed last week after the pitcher was injured when he fell in the snow. The 37-year-old right-hander was hurt in mid-January at his home in Vermont and has been in a Connecticut hospital for nearly two weeks. "He lost a lot of blood. It was very, very serious," agent David Pepe said Monday. Pepe said Pavano didn't think he was seriously injured after the fall, then didn't feel well following a workout a few days later in Connecticut. "He felt bad enough that he went to the hospital and he ended up getting admitted, and they realized he had a lacerated spleen," Pepe said. "They tried to control the bleeding. They did all they could to not take it out and, unfortunately, he didn't stop bleeding and he's been in the hospital since." Pepe hopes Pavano will be released from the hospital this week. He would not put a timetable on the free agent's possible return to baseball. "To be quite honest, I think he's very fortunate that ...
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Shoulder strain lands Twins' Carl Pavano on disabled list
USA Today - over 4 years
The Minnesota Twins have placed Carl Pavano on the 15-day disabled list and reinstated right-hander Nick Blackburn to start later this week.
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Twins put RHP Pavano on 15-day DL with shoulder strain
USA Today - over 4 years
The Minnesota Twins have placed Carl Pavano on the 15-day disabled list and reinstated right-hander Nick Blackburn to start later this week.
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American League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 4 years
Andy Dirks hit two doubles, drove in two and scored two as the Detroit Tigers took a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in a rainy second game of a three-game series. Prince Fielder went 4-for-4 with an RBI while Miguel Cabrera drove in two and scored once for the Tigers, who have taken the first two games of this set after getting swept by Cleveland. Max Scherzer (4-3) gave up three runs on six hits with nine strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings to grab the win. Denard Span and Justin Morneau each hit a solo home run for the Twins, who have dropped four straight. Carl Pavano (2-4) was touched for all six runs on 10 hits in just 4 1/3 innings to suffer the loss.
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Keidel: Montero vs Pineda: Fair or Foul?
CBS New York - almost 5 years
By Jason Keidel » More Columns Jesus Montero hit a home run Friday night, and I could smell the wax burning from various candlelight vigils clustered around the five boroughs and beyond. It wasn’t just any homer, you see. Not only did it help the Seattle Mariners and hurt the New York Yankees, but also it was portentous, doubling as a microcosm of the trade that put Montero in that incongruous, if not blasphemous, attire. Cyberspace gurgled with invectives from indignant Yankees fans, who took to Twitter and Facebook, bashing Brian Cashman for trading Montero to Seattle for a fat pitcher with a bum shoulder. It seems the aggrieved Yankees devotees knew that Michael Pineda, the aforementioned flop, would appear portly for spring training and tear the labrum in his pitching shoulder. Everyone except the Yankees, who did a complete physical on Pineda– including an MRI – and thumbed through the Mariners’ medical records on the young man. And now every time Montero inches closer ...
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Ask the Sportswriters
Hometown Source - almost 5 years
Following are opinions from Mille Lacs County Times  editor-sports editor Gary Larson, reporter Luther Dorr and former Times intern Logan Marxhausen. Note: This feature is written on Monday each week. ******** •Question:  The Minnesota Twins are strengthening their hold on the worst record in the majors. It’s been suggested that if the team continues down this path the jobs of manager Ron Gardenhire and some of his coaches could be in jeopardy. What do you think?. -Dorr: Given that the organization has been one that seems loyal to its employees, I don’t think the firing of Gardenhire is imminent. If they pick a fall guy, as organizations often do, it may be hitting coach Joe Vavra. I’ve not been a big Gardenhire fan through the years but I don’t think he will get fired, unless the Twins keep playing the way they have for the next two or three more weeks. I don’t understand why the team let Luke Hughes get away and kept Sean Burroughs. Nor do I understand the need for three catche ...
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Angels finally give Santana help in win over Twins
The Sacramento Bee - almost 5 years
Ervin Santana pitched 7 1-3 innings and got some run support from the Los Angeles Angels offense for the first time in his past six starts in a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ervin Santana throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Minneapolis. Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols follows through an RBI single in the third inning of a baseball game off Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Minneapolis. Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Minneapolis.
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Why trading away Jesus Montero will haunt the Yankees for years
Subway Squawkers - almost 5 years
Today's a big day for baseball -- one highly-touted rookie is making his major league debuts, and the other got a callup. Bryce Harper, who was Baseball America's No. 1 prospect in 2011, got called up from the Washington Nationals and will make his MLB debut tonight. And Mike Trout, No. 2 on that list, is getting to play today for the Los Angeles of Anaheim (they released Bobby Abreu to make room for him; Trout did get to play a bit last year, but now he's getting a more of a chance). Guess who was No. 3 on that Baseball America list? Jesus Montero, who hit a homer last night. Meanwhile, Michael Pineda (No. 16 on the list) cooled his heels after his visit earlier this week to the Carl Pavano Memorial MRI tube. Thanks for nothing, Brian Cashman. I was getting some grief on Facebook this week, being accused of "second-guessing" the Montero-Pineda trade. Excuse me? I didn't second-guess; I first-guessed! And one of the reasons I had such misgivings over the trade was this -- that generall ...
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Some Yankee fans think that with Michael Pineda-Jesus Montero trade, there must be a pony in here somewhere
Subway Squawkers - almost 5 years
I was in Whole Foods yesterday when Squawker Jon called to tell me that Michael Pineda had a torn labrum, and would be out for the year. Needless to say, my reaction didn't exactly fit the peace-and-love vibe of the store! And I am still positively irate, over 12 hours later. Best case scenario is that Pineda comes back some time early next summer. Meanwhile, Jesus Montero is starting to heat up, and even getting enough time at catcher to qualify in that position in fantasy baseball. Not bad for somebody who we were told could never catch. And Hector Noesi is a major league pitcher for the Mariners getting a start tonight. Given that Pineda is out for what could be a year and a half, and given that there is no guarantee he will be able to pitch the way he once did, this trade is a complete and utter disaster for the Yankees so far. Yet there is a sizable contingent of sportswriters and Yankee fans who still say that it is "too soon" to evaluate the trade. Really? Frankly, they remi ...
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Why can’t baseball ‘catch’ tolerance
LGBT Weekly- San Diego - almost 5 years
Most Americans think of April 15 as tax day. But for baseball fans, it’s Jackie Robinson Day, a celebration of the man who 65 years ago broke baseball’s color barrier. The players all wear number 42, and stadiums around the country have pre-game events. The announcers appropriately recapped Robinson’s accomplishments. As an athlete, he was the first UCLA Bruin to letter in four sports, and a NCAA long jump champion. As a player, he remains one of the best second basemen in history, having won the Rookie of the Year Award (at 28), a Most Valuable Player Award, a batting title and the sabermetrics crowd. His “wins above replacement” (WAR) was best in the league twice, in the top 10 six times (according to ESPN). As a man, he underwent a court martial for not accepting segregation while in the military (he was later given an honorable discharge), and gracefully heard all manner of racial slurs for playing the game as well as any white man, ...
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LGBT Weekly- San Diego article
Carl Pavano loses to Rays' ace James Shields
USA Today - almost 5 years
Carl Pavano make one key mistake, and that was all James Shields needed.
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For starters, Rays vs. Twins
Tampa Bay - almost 5 years
Update 5:48 p.m. New Ray 1B/OF Brandon Allen was excited to join the club Saturday, and while he's unsure of the role he'll play, he's ready to do whatever he can. "Down for a while, it was good to get on a flight and knowing I was going somewhere," Allen said. "It's obviously a great team to be around, a great clubhouse to be in, just from the perspective of being here. Whatever comes, I'm happy to be here." Allen was the A's Opening Day first baseman, but was designated for assignment after playing in just three games (seven at-bats). The Rays claimed him off waivers Thursday. Manager Joe Maddon said they haven't determined how they'll slot in Allen, but with the pop he has in his bat, he could be a pinch-hitter. Allen said he's comfortable in the outfield, but can also play first base, or fill in at DH. "I guess people know me for power, but I want to be more than that," Allen said. "And hopefully the guys here can turn me into a complete player." *Manager Joe Maddon said th ...
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Ron Paul Supporters Go On Annoyance Offensive by Shelling Media Inboxes With Spam
Fay Observer Blogs - almost 5 years
Every news organization has some kind of tips inbox that most reporters or editors don't pay that much attention to, with good reason: They normally don't yield anything too fruitful, aside from the occasional hilariously awful press release one forwards around the newsroom with zero comment needed, preposterously bad joke that it is. Well, it's Friday, and we took a peak in the Observer's Tips Inbox to take a look at what was there. Lo and behold, there were emails from supporters of Ron Paul, the L. Ron Hubbard of Libertarians, currently running for President. Which isn't too out-of-the-ordinary. Except, well, there were a few of them. Today is apparently some kind of Ron Paul Day of Email Action. Everyone from the New York Times to The Daily Beast to The Texas Tribune to us are getting them. We counted about fourteen or fifteen of them, all with some variation of the same message: THE MEDIA IS NOT COVERING RON PAUL. Some were fairly nice and well-mannered: By blacking Pau ...
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Why can’t baseball ‘catch’ tolerance
LGBT Weekly- San Diego - almost 5 years
Most Americans think of April 15 as tax day. But for baseball fans, it’s Jackie Robinson Day, a celebration of the man who 65 years ago broke baseball’s color barrier. The players all wear number 42, and stadiums around the country have pre-game events. The announcers appropriately recapped Robinson’s accomplishments. As an athlete, he was the first UCLA Bruin to letter in four sports, and a NCAA long jump champion. As a player, he remains one of the best second basemen in history, having won the Rookie of the Year Award (at 28), a Most Valuable Player Award, a batting title and the sabermetrics crowd. His “wins above replacement” (WAR) was best in the league twice, in the top 10 six times (according to ESPN). As a man, he underwent a court martial for not accepting segregation while in the military (he was later given an honorable discharge), and gracefully heard all manner of racial slurs for playing the game as well as any white man, ...
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LGBT Weekly- San Diego article
Pavano, Morneau power Twins
Beloit Daily News - almost 5 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Pavano had nothing to prove to an unforgiving Yankee Stadium crowd. He wanted to get the Minnesota Twins back on track.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carl Pavano
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 38
    He announced his retirement from baseball on February 26, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Pavano was a sinkerballer. He threw his sinker and less-used four-seam fastball in the mid-to-upper 80s. He also had a slider and changeup, the former primarily used against right-handed hitters and the latter primarily against lefties.
  • 2012
    Age 36
    Pavano was again the opening day starter for the Twins in 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    Of the five starting pitchers for the Twins in 2011, Pavano was the only one who remained in the rotation for the entire season.
    More Details Hide Details Francisco Liriano, Brian Duensing, Nick Blackburn, and Scott Baker all missed starts due to injuries.
    However, on May 13, 2011, Pavano threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Blue Jays but got the no decision in the Twins 2–0 loss.
    More Details Hide Details His pitching continued to improve through late May and early June. Pavano recorded his 100th win in a complete game 2-run performance on June 3 against Kansas City, and he pitched another complete game win 12 days later against the White Sox. Pavano continued the season with mixed success. He finished with a 9–13 record and a 4.30 ERA, closing out the Twins' season with a shutout of Kansas City Royals.
    On May 1, 2011, after performing poorly against the Kansas City Royals, Pavano took a bat to a trashcan in the Minnesota Twins dugout after being removed in the sixth inning of a 10-3 loss.
    More Details Hide Details Pavano responded by saying "That's as frustrated as I can get. It actually felt pretty good. I just kept whaling away with it. The (bat) wouldn't break. I couldn't break a bat in the dugout and I couldn't break any out there (on the mound). It was embarrassing." Pavano's stats as of his May 8 start were 2–4 and an ERA of 6.64, the highest of any Twins pitcher at this point in the season.
    He was paid $8 million in 2011 and $8.5 million in 2012, along with up to $500,000 in incentives.
    More Details Hide Details Pavano was the opening day starter for the Twins on April 1. He gave up 7 earned runs over 4+ innings to the Toronto Blue Jays.
    On January 19, 2011, Pavano agreed to a 2-year contract with the Twins.
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    For 2010, Pavano was named the Twins' Pitcher of the Year, receiving the Joseph W. Haynes Award.
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    However, in the playoffs Pavano lost Game 2 of the 2010 ALDS to the Yankees at Target Field 5–2, and the Twins were swept in three games to end the season.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    On August 7, 2009, Pavano was traded to the Minnesota Twins, for whom he started the crucial third game against the Yankees in the 2009 American League Division Series (ALDS).
    More Details Hide Details Following the season, Pavano filed for free agency, but later accepted the Twins' offer of salary arbitration. He ended up having his best season since 2004. During the stretch from May 29 to August 13, Pavano complied a record of 11–2 with an ERA of 2.79, including twice throwing back-to-back complete games in which one was also a shutout. He went 17-11 with an ERA of 3.75 over the course of the season (in which he also threw 221 innings) and helped the Twins runaway with the Central Division title.
    On January 6, 2009, Pavano signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians worth $1.5 million with a possible $5.3 million in incentives.
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  • 2008
    Age 32
    Pavano made his first start of the season during the Yankees series against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday August 23, 2008, pitching 5 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts in the Yankees 5–3 win.
    More Details Hide Details He made his second start of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 29 and was victorious pitching 6 innings in the Yankees 2–1 win. Since his first stint on the disabled list, Pavano did not endear himself to his Yankee teammates, and he stated that he would not visit the team when they played in Tampa Bay, near where he was rehabilitating. Meanwhile, Pavano's agent Tom O'Connell – the fourth agent the right-hander has gone through in his career – believed that Pavano would still be a desired commodity on the free-agent market that winter, even with his injury history. "Carl's a 1–2 starter. Those guys don't grow on trees. Those guys are very rare, 200-inning guys are very rare in this game, and they're the ones that make the money. And he did it two years in a row, before he got hurt, and I'm sure he's going to do it again," O'Connell said.
    On July 29, 2008, Pavano made his first rehab start since his Tommy John surgery for the Charleston RiverDogs, allowing one hit and one walk in two scoreless innings.
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    O'Connell also stated that Pavano's rehabilitation was going faster than expected and he might be available to pitch at the Major League level by mid-summer 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    In December 2007, the Yankee organization asked Pavano to accept a minor league contract to clear space on their 40-man roster, Pavano's agent, Tom O'Connell, stated that he would consider the request, but he later turned it down.
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    On May 23, 2007, it was reported that Pavano would opt for Tommy John surgery in his elbow.
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    On April 15, 2007, Pavano was placed on the 15-day DL with what was described as an "elbow strain".
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    In spring training in 2007, Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina said that Pavano needed to prove that he wanted to pitch for the team.
    More Details Hide Details Mussina said he did not believe he was the only Yankee who felt this way. "It didn't look good from a player's and teammate's standpoint," Mussina said of Pavano's injuries. "Was everything just coincidence? Over and over again? I don't know." Manager Joe Torre explained that the amount of work Pavano needed to do in repairing his clubhouse image was "sizable." Later that season, after ace Chien-Ming Wang injured his right hamstring late in spring training, the Yankees chose Pavano to start on Opening Day against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Yankee Stadium.
  • 2006
    Age 30
    On August 15, 2006, Pavano broke two ribs in an automobile accident after he hit another vehicle with his Porsche in West Palm Beach, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details Also involved in the wreck was Gia Allemand, who Pavano was dating at the time. However, he did not tell the Yankees about the incident until August 28, the day they informed him that they planned for him to come off the disabled list to play that Thursday.
    He did not pitch at all in the Majors in 2006, making only minor league rehab starts.
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    The Yankees expected him to be healthy for the 2006 season, but Pavano began the season on the disabled list after bruising his buttocks in a spring training game.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    Pavano began the 2005 season with quality starts in seven of his first 10 appearances, compiling a 4–2 record and a 3.69 ERA.
    More Details Hide Details However, in June of that year, he injured his right shoulder and went on the disabled list. Pavano made 17 starts and finished 4–6 with a 4.77 ERA.
  • 2004
    Age 28
    Pavano became a free agent following the season and, despite receiving bigger offers from Boston, Detroit, and Cincinnati, chose to accept a four-year contract worth $39.95 million with the New York Yankees on December 20, 2004.
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  • 2003
    Age 27
    He was a member of the 2003 World Series champions and appeared in the 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
    More Details Hide Details Born in New Britain, Connecticut, Pavano graduated from Southington High School in Southington, Connecticut, the alma matter of former major league pitcher Rob Dibble. Pavano's retired jersey (14) still hangs (unretired as of 2011).
  • 1998
    Age 22
    Pavano is well known for giving up Mark McGwire's 70th home run in the 1998 season.
    More Details Hide Details He pitched four and one-half seasons for the Expos, making 78 starts and had a record of 24–35 and an ERA of 4.83. Pavano was traded to the Florida Marlins in the middle of the season (with Graeme Lloyd, Mike Mordecai and Justin Wayne) for Cliff Floyd, Wilton Guerrero and Claudio Vargas. Despite having been plagued by injuries, Pavano became an important part of Florida's starting rotation and had a highly successful postseason in for the World Series-Champion Marlins. He started Game 4 of the Series against the Yankees, holding New York to one run over eight innings in a game the Marlins would go on to win, 4–3, in extra innings. Pavano followed up his playoff exploits with his best season to date in, posting an 18–8 record and a 3.00 ERA.
    He recorded his first win on June 2, 1998 when he pitched 7.1 innings, also against the Phillies.
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    In November, he was sent to Montreal, along with pitcher Tony Armas, Jr., in a trade that brought Pedro Martínez to Boston. Pavano made his Major League debut on May 23, 1998 by starting and pitching seven strong innings against the Philadelphia Phillies.
    More Details Hide Details He allowed one run and struck out six while allowing no walks.
  • 1997
    Age 21
    In 1997, with the AA Trenton Thunder, he was 16–5 with a 2.63 ERA in 26 starts and was selected as a Triple-A All-Star.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 20
    In 1996, with the A level Michigan Battle Cats, he was 6–6 with a 3.44 ERA in 22 starts.
    More Details Hide Details This earned him a number of honors including Baseball America first team Minor League All-Star, Double-A All-Star, Eastern League All-Star & Pitcher of the Year and Red Sox minor league player of the year.
  • 1994
    Age 18
    At Southington, Pavano led the baseball team to a state championship in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Pavano was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 13th round of the amateur draft.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 0
    Born on January 8, 1976.
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