Carl Pavano's 2012 season is over.
The Minnesota Twins right-hander will be shut down for the rest of the year after a new diagnosis on what was originally deemed a sore right shoulder, according to multiple reports. After seeing Dr. David Altchek, Pavano was diagnosed with a bruise on his humerus bone, an injury that requires time to heal.
"The good news is it doesn't require surgery," Pavano told the St. Paul Pioneer Press."I've had this in the past and gotten through it, and obviously I've pitched a lot since then. But as far as I'm concerned this whole season has been a failure on many levels, for myself, for the team.
The 36-year-old Pavano last pitched for the Twins on June 1 before going on the disabled list. When he was pitching for Minnesota, Pavanos velocity was down significantly from where it was even a season ago. After being checked out by doctors, Pavano was diagnosed with a right shoulder strain.
He recently made two starts with High-A Fort Myers as part of a re...