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Pavano: Outacast in New York, flourishing in Minnesota

After a difficult four years with the Yankees, Twins starter Carl Pavano tells the Pioneer Press his time in Minnesota has "been like a second career." Pavano gets the start in Minnesota's season opener today in Baltimore.
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After a difficult four years with the Yankees, Twins starter Carl Pavano tells the Pioneer Press his time in Minnesota has "been like a second career."

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