MINNEAPOLIS Twins right-hander Carl Pavano recently had a precautionary MRI on his throwing shoulder, but manager Ron Gardenhire and general manager Terry Ryan both said the results were nothing to worry about.
The MRI showed some inflammation, but no structural damage, Ryan said. After Sunday's game, Pavano said the MRI revealed a strained interior shoulder capsule on the front part of his right shoulder.
Pavano has seen a drop in his velocity this season, so he wanted to have the MRI to make sure nothing was wrong.
"We just did it because his velocity's down some, so he was concerned," Ryan said. "He's not going to skip a start. He's not going to do anything. He's going to go back out."
Sunday, Pavano said he'll send his MRI results to Dr. David Altchek for another opinion.
"He'll take a look at it. I'm not sure he'll have a different diagnosis, but he might have a little thing that might help," Pavano said. "He works with a lot of athletes, so maybe he knows, 'Oh, this work...