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.
Carl Pavano has been shut down for the remainder of the season after a new diagnosis on his sore shoulder revealed a bruise to his humerus bone, which heals with rest. Pavano said his season has been a "total failure" and he's upset that it took three months to figure out what the main problem was.
Denard Span remains out of the Twins' lineup with a sore neck and shoulder, and Carl Pavano isn't anywhere close to re-joining the rotation. Span had an MRI done on his collar bone Monday and will undergo an MRI on his shoulder Tuesday. Carl Pavano will also meet with a specialist.
There's finally some good news on the Twins' injury front as Denard Span returned to the lineup and Carl Pavano threw a pain-free bullpen session on Sunday. Span took himself out of the game Saturday night and complained of dizziness.
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.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said, "We have to see what happens with Carl but a likely candidate is probably like a Manship or somebody like that." Right-hander Jeff Manship was recalled from Class AAA Rochester late last month and would be the 10th player to make a start for the Twins this season.
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.
Carl Pavano lasted just 3.2 innings and allowed six earned runs for the second straight start as the Indians belted the Twins, 7-1 in Cleveland Friday night. The biggest blow to Pavano and the Twins came in the fourth inning, when Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam. The loss snaps Minnesota's three-game winning streak.
Carl Pavano will enter his start Saturday against the Brewers feeling healthier than he has in recent weeks. The Twins righthander has been battling a slight shoulder strain and stayed in the Twin Cities for treatment Wednesday and Thursday while his teammates played two games in Detroit. Pavano rejoined the club Friday. The Twins are riding their first three-game winning streak since last July.
Carl Pavano is scheduled to start Saturday against the Brewers, and he might be able to avoid a cortizone shot after the game to help his strained throwing shoulder. Pavano met with a soft tissue specialist this week, and as long as he feels good he won't need the shot.
Ryan Doumit's mammoth two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning tied the game, 4-4, but Matt Capps gave up a run in the ninth and the Indians beat the Twins, 5-4 at Target Field.
Tonight at Target Field, it’s the Twins and Indians. Carl Pavano is on the mound for Minnesota. An MRI shows Pavano has inflammation in his right shoulder, but nothing that’ll keep him from starting. Pavano has struggled with his velocity lately with his fastball only at 86-miles-per-hour.
The Twins right-hander is still set to make his next start Monday night against the Cleveland Indians. Pavano was given "a precautionary" MRI after his fastball was a bit slower during his last start.
Carl Pavano lasted only four innings as the Angels won the series over the Twins with a 6-2 victory Wednesday night. Josh Willingham hit his sixth home run of the season for Minnesota, but it was too little, too late, as the Angels held on to an early 5-0 lead.
Scott Diamond gave the Twins what they needed last night, hurling seven shutout innings in a 5-0 win over the Angels. Tonight, Carl Pavano will try to follow up with a similar performance as the Twins go for just their second series win of 2012.
The Twins lost to the Royals, 7-6 at Target Field Friday night, pushing their losing streak to six games. Joe Mauer had two hits, including his first triple in two years, but pitching was the problem. Carl Pavano allowed five runs and the bullpen gave up two more in the eighth inning, giving the Royals the lead for good.