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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,'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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