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Carl Pavano Injury: Twins Starter Still Not Throwing, Won't For A While

Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano has been on the disabled list since June 4 but should have a chance to return to the team soon as a nagging injury starts to heal.

According to an article by, the pitcher is still not throwing any practice pitches but has been able to start the road to recovery. He won't be throwing any time soon as his 36 year old arm continues to recover from soreness that has plagued him all season long. Eventually he will start rehab assignments en route to hopefully being a mainstay in the rotation once again, but right now the organization knows it will take a while:

"You're almost starting from scratch," general manager Terry Ryan said. "It's going to be awhile. But he's also a veteran and knows how to get prepared and all that good stuff. He's already been on the DL for about 10 days or so, and he hasn't thrown a ball yet. It's going to be some time before we even think about sending him out for a rehab (assignment). So he'll be out for a while."

Pavano was 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA on the season when he was finally put on the disabled list early in the month.

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