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 myself a chance. This has gone on long enough." Pavano surrendered seven runs, six earned, on nine hits in 3.2 innings, including Jason Kipnis' first
career grand slam in the fourth, which put the Indians up 7-0 with two outs in the fourth inning. Pavano, 36, has been trying to pitch through weakness and soreness in his right shoulder that has
plagued him since spring training. The Twins have curtailed his off-day work, given him extra days between
starts and allowed him to stay back on road trips to work with a deep tissue message therapist. It's kept
him on the mound but not made him effective. Friday's loss ...