May 19, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano (48) during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

Carl Pavano Injury: Twins Pitcher Shut Down For Season After Latest Setback

Carl Pavano has been shut down for the rest of the season. Unfortunately this could also mark the end of his career with the Minnesota Twins.

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Carl Pavano Injury: Rehab Start Pushed Back For Twins Starter

Carl Pavano has missed a decent portion of the Minnesota Twins' season due to injury and, unfortunately, it seems there's no end in sight. The starting pitcher's most recent setback came over the weekend, derailing plans for him to start Tuesday night's game for Class-A Fort Myers.

Pavano was scheduled to throw about 60 pitches in four innings for the Twins' minor league affiliate, but the Pioneer Press reports that he has instead decided to head to New York to visit his doctor due to recent complications with his velocity.

Carl Pavano had his latest rehab start pushed back so he can visit orthopedic specialist Dr. David Altchek in New York. He was scheduled to throw four innings and about 60 pitches for Class A Fort Myers on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

"He just wants to make sure there's nothing in there that's inhibiting him," Antony said.

Pavano was originally placed on the injured list June 4 due to an anterior capsular strain in his shoulder.

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Carl Pavano Injury: Twins Pitcher Set To Begin Throwing Program

The rehab process continues for injured Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano, as the 36-year-old hurler will next begin a throwing program this week to test the progress of the sore shoulder that initially forced him to the disabled list.

Pavano last made a start on June 1 against Cleveland, and was placed on the DL three days later in obvious discomfort. Despite a 6.00 ERA and 2-5 record on the season, he remains an integral piece of the Twins' starting rotation as a dependable innings-eater.

But while Pavano's upcoming throwing program is a clear step in the right direction, the organization still does not expect him back for a while. Bringing him along as slowly as possible to avoid re-injuring his shoulder seems like the wisest move for manager Ron Gardenhire's club.

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Carl Pavano Injury: Twins Pitcher Placed On DL; Nick Blackburn Reinstated

On Monday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins officially announced via the team's twitter account that struggling pitcher Carl Pavano will be placed on the disabled list with a right anterior capsular strain. At the same time, the team has reinstated Nick Blackburn from his rehab assignment and removed him from the disabled list, which he has been on since May 17 with a strained left quadriceps muscle.

Pavano has been battling arm issues for the majority of the season beginning with an inflamed shoulder that was first reported on May 13. According to Twins' manager Ron Gardenhire, he thinks the move will benefit Pavano so that he can rest up and pull himself together. With a 6.00 ERA through 11 starts this season, Pavano might need a mental break almost as much as a physical one.

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Carl Pavano Injury: Twins Pitcher Likely Headed To Disabled List

Unable to make it out of the fifth inning in each of his last two starts, ice cold Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano looks to have a trip to the 15-day disabled list in his immediate future according to manager Ron Gardenhire

Clearly flustered by his veteran pitcher's inability to bounce back from what started as an inflamed shoulder, 1500ESPN.com's Tom Pelissero noted that Gardenhire plans to give Pavano an extended rest period, and would likely use spot-starter Jeff Manship to round out the rotation in his absence.

With a 6.00 ERA through 11 starts this season, Pavano might need a mental break almost as much as a physical one at this point. He has already mentioned how he felt 'fantastic' after receiving cortisone shots before, but the results on the field just haven't matched up. Regardless of how Manship performs in an extended role, the Twins remain hopeful that Pavano can use his break from game action to get back on track and rejoin the rotation.

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Carl Pavano Injury Update: Twins Unsure If Pitcher Will Start Thursday On Normal Rest

Despite posting six innings of two-run ball in Saturday's extra-inning victory over Milwaukee, Minnesota Twins starter Carl Pavano is still being monitored by team doctors after shoulder soreness forced him to get an MRI last week.

Before committing to placing Pavano fully back into the rotation, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reported that the Twins will reevaluate their pitcher on Tuesday to determine if he'll need a rest day or two.

Pavano threw just 86 pitches in Saturday's game, but appears to be fine after reportedly claiming to be 'fantastic' leading up to the start. If team officials determine that he's able to go on Thursday, Pavano will face the White Sox on the South Side. If not, then it's expected that he'll take on a potent Detroit Tigers lineup at some point during the three-game weekend series.

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Carl Pavano Injury Update: Twins Pitcher Will Not Make Road Trip To Detroit

Despite being on the mound for his scheduled start on Monday against the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins hurler Carl Pavano is not planning to travel with the team on its upcoming road trip to Detroit. Pavano told the Pioneer Press that he plans to seek a second opinion on his MRI results from this past week.

The veteran righthander is expected to speak with New York orthopedist Dr. David Altchek, the same doctor who performed his '07 Tommy John surgery, at some point later in the week to confirm the depth of his shoulder injury.

"He's a doctor I have respect for and I trust, same as with our doctor, but that's what the second opinion is for," Pavano said. "I have a little more of a personal relationship with him just because of my past with him. It's just an opportunity for him to give me an opinion. It could very much be the same opinion as the team doctor; a lot of the time, that's the way it works out."

Pavano tossed six innings in Monday's loss to the Indians, scattering six hits with three strikeouts. He yielded four earned runs for the fifth time this year during the start and raised his ERA to 5.14, but only threw 72 pitches as a precautionary measure and still might not be mechanically sound amidst the injury. For more on Pavano's injury, stay locked with this StoryStream.

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