Capps hopes to pitch yet this season, Pavano next season

A couple of injury updates to for Twins pitchers Carl Pavano and Matt Capps were unveiled on Friday. Pavano is out for the season with a strained shoulder, but he hopes to pitch again in 2013. "I don't want to go out this way," Pavano told the Pioneer Press.
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Twins closer Matt Capps is headed back to the 15 day DL with shoulder soreness. It's his second trip to the DL in the last month. Taking his spot on the roster is Nick Blackburn, who put together two good starts after being demoted to AAA Rochester. Blackburn's ERA with the Twins this season is 8.10.

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Twins: Span, Pavano searching for peace of mind

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Twins schedule MRI for Carl Pavano's sore shoulder

Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano is returning to Minneapolis Sunday to meet with the team's physician, and then will have an MRI exam done on his sore right shoulder Monday. Pavano gave up seven runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings against the Cleveland Indians Friday. Pavano's MRI on May 11 revealed a strain in the front of his right shoulder.

Pavano might avoid cortizone shot

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Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says Matt Capps is dealing with soreness in his right shoulder, but hopes he is ready to pitch Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The Twins closer gave up a two-run homer during Friday night's loss to the Brewers. Meanwhile, Joe Mauer is back in as catcher after sitting out Saturday's game with a sore hamstring.