Pavano throws, still far from returning

Carl Pavano took a step in the right direction Monday when he threw a baseball for the first time in four weeks. He's been on the DL since June 4th because of a sore shoulder. Pavano says it was was "first step in a long process."
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Carl Pavano took a step in the right direction Monday when he threw a baseball for the first time in four weeks. He's been on the DL since June 4th because of a sore shoulder. Pavano says it was was "first step in a long process."

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