Twins rumors: Carl Pavano not a fit

Craig Lassig

Earlier in the offseason it appeared right-hander Carl Pavano could reunite with the Minnesota Twins, but at this point the veteran “doesn’t appear to be a fit” with the club.

Earlier in the offseason it appeared right-hander Carl Pavano could reunite with the Minnesota Twins, but at this point the veteran "doesn’t appear to be a fit" with the club, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com:

Pavano is still currently a free agent and doesn't appear to be a fit with the Twins. He pitched only 63 innings last season before ultimately being shut down with what was later diagnosed as a bone bruise on his right humerus bone.

Entering the offseason the Twins only had one starter penciled into their 2013 rotation; left-hander Scott Diamond. Since then they’ve added Vance Worley and Trevor May from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Ben Revere and Alex Meyer from the Washington Nationals for Denard Span. Minnesota has also signed Kevin Correia and Mike Pelfrey.

At this point, Bollinger projects the Twins top four starting pitchers to be Diamond, Worley, Pelfrey and Correia. While Minnesota could attempt to fill their void at No. 5 starter via trade or free agency, he notes that the team could also look in-house.

Pavano has spent the past three-plus seasons with the Twins since he was acquired from the Cleveland Indians in 2009. The 36-year-old owns a career ERA of 4.39.

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