Found June 02, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Twins pitcher Carl Pavano will return to Minneapolis on Sunday to have an MRI on his sore right shoulder. Pavano is 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA in 11 starts this season, but hasn't won a game since May 4, going 0-3 with an 8.25 ERA in his last five outings. The 36-year-old had his shortest start of the season Friday against Cleveland, allowing seven runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings. "I think it's just irritated, but we've got to find out where we're at because we've exhausted everything at this point," said Pavano, who has been bothered by soreness in the shoulder since spring training. "I don't think it's something that would require surgery or be career-ending. But at the same time, when you take steps to remedy something and things stand still, instead of getting better, you have to take the next step." Pavano had an MRI earlier this season. He also has cut back on throwing off the mound between starts and has been give...

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Pavano to get second MRI on sore shoulder

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Mauer leaves game with mild thumb sprain

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How will Twins use highest pick since Mauer?

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Twins demonstrate small ball at its finest in win

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Twins' Pavano may need to rest ailing shoulder

Righty Carl Pavano and the Twins seemed to have come to an understanding Friday night: The veteran right-hander needs to take some time and address his shoulder problem. How, when and where was still up in the air. "I think it's coming time where decisions need to be made," Pavano said after a 7-1 loss to the Indians at Progressive Field. "I need to give...

Pavano to DL with old injury

Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano is heading to the disabled list with a right anterior capsular strain. The worst part about this is that it’s taken this long for it to happen and the injury could have been made worse. The reason is Pavano underwent an MRI for the strain a month ago. @RhettBollinger: Pavano is going on the disabled list with a right anterior capsular strain...

Twins Take Series

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Twins 6, Indians 3

Scott Diamond allowed three unearned runs over seven innings as the surging Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday. Joe Mauer's first-inning RBI single off Justin Masterson (2-5) put Minnesota ahead 1-0. Mauer left in the ninth with a sprained right thumb. Diamond (4-1) didn't issue a walk. In six starts since being recalled from the minors May 8, he has...

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Box Score: Indians 3, Twins 6

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