Found January 28, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Carl Pavano
TEAMS: Minnesota Twins
Carl Pavano's spleen was removed last week after the pitcher was injured when he fell in the snow.

Pavano hospitalized following spleen removal

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...

Pavano has spleen removed after fall

Carl Pavano, who pitched for the Minnesota Twins for the last 3 ½ seasons, has been hospitalized for the last two weeks in Connecticut after rupturing his spleen after falling while shoveling snow at his home.   “He lost a lot of blood. It was very, very serious,” his agent, David Pepe, said Monday.   [...]

My first ever roto draft and Joe Mauer

Thanks to my colleagues over at MLB Dirt, I participated last night in my first ever mock draft. I had no strategy since I had no clue what I was doing and I never anticipated it would last three hours. But it was fun and it was a good exercise for a baseball writer because it forces you to think about players at different positions and make value judgements as to their relative...

Correia expects to eat up innings for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS As he looked for a team to sign with this offseason, veteran right-hander Kevin Correia saw the situation the Minnesota Twins were in and knew he would have a chance to contribute. Minnesota's 2012 rotation ERA was 5.40, worst in the American League, and the Twins were looking to add several veteran arms to solidify the rotation. One of those additions ended up being...

Twins Rumors: Minnesota Waiting on Joe Saunders

The Minnesota Twins are hoping to sign free agent left-hander Joe Saunders to a one-year contract, and they are currently waiting to hear back from the veteran’s agent, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN. A team source said on Friday the Twins are waiting to hear back from left-hander Joe Saunders' agent, Greg Genske. Wolfson notes that if Saunders...

Fans flock to TwinsFest to see prospect Sano

MINNEAPOLIS Before hundreds of adoring fans took pictures of him, Twins minor leaguer Miguel Sano had to first take a picture of his own this weekend at TwinsFest. The 19-year-old Sano, widely regarded as the organization's top prospect, stopped Minnesota first baseman Justin Morneau and had someone snap a picture of the veteran slugger with the young third baseman on Sano...

Twins relying on Willingham's production

MINNEAPOLIS Josh Willingham followed up his career year by having a pretty good offseason. The Twins outfielder and Alabama native is also a season ticket holder to the University of Alabama football team. As a result, he secured tickets to the BCS Championship game, which pitted the Crimson Tide against Notre Dame. Willingham and his family made the trip to Miami for the game,...

Kyle Waldrop

KYLE WALDROP RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: October 27, 1985 Height: 6’5″ Weight: 220 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 1st Round, 25th overall pick, 2004 (Twins) How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent High School: Farragut HS (Knoxville, TN) Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Waldrop fits the standard Twins’ template for a pitcher:  he’s a big guy...

Links of the Day 1/29/13

Hey, who turned all of Minnesota into a skating rink? I suspect Norm Coleman. He brought hockey back. Ndamukong Suh saved Louie Anderson’s life, in one of the stranger interactions I have heard in a while. Carl Pavano ruptured his spleen while shoveling. The only way I can imagine this happening is if, while shoveling, someone stabs you in the spleen. I don’t know, I don’t...

So what’s really going on?

Let me start out with a couple of facts. The Twins signed Kevin Correia for 2 years at 10 million dollars. The Twins signed Mike Pelfrey, coming off of Tommy John surgery, was signed for 1/4 (with bonuses). Scott Baker signed for 5.5 million for one season with the Cubs. Shaun Marcum was a primary target for the Twins by many accounts. Marcum signed with the Mets for 1/4, with up...
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