MINNEAPOLIS Since becoming a member of the Minnesota Twins late in the 2009 season, Carl Pavano has been an innings-eater. The 14-year veteran pitched over 220 innings in both the 2010 and 2011 seasons. No matter how the rest of the rotation was pitching at the time, the Twins could count on Pavano to pitch deep into games.
That hasn't been the case in 2012, and no one is more frustrated about it than Pavano. Now 36 years old, Pavano has spent over a month on the disabled list this season with a right shoulder strain. He hasn't pitched since June 1 after making 11 starts this year.
For a Twins team desperately in need of starting pitching, Pavano can't provide it.
"It's no fun being in this position," Pavano said Friday. "It's an opportune time to be a starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. They need me. That's why they signed me for two years. It's been frustrating for me not to be able to go out there and compete for my team. There...