Carl Pavano mounting comeback, drawing interest

Dave Reginek

Pavano nearly lost his life in a snow-shoveling accident last winter, but is now fully recovered and looking to make a comeback.

Free agent right-hander Carl Pavano is working towards a comeback and has begun a throwing program in Arizona, according to a baseball source. Pavano is fully recovered from the spleen injury that threatened his career last winter, and is currently building arm strength so that he can throw bullpens in mid-February with the intention to be ready for games at some point during spring training.

The source notes that there are "a lot of teams" that have shown interest in monitoring Pavano's progress, but declined to go into detail on which teams were interested.

Pavano, who last appeared in the majors with the Twins in 2012, ruptured his spleen in a snow-shoveling accident last January that nearly cost him his life due to a collapsed lung. He has spent the last year rehabbing the injury, and is hoping to return for his fifteenth major league season.

Pavano, 38, has a career 108-107 record and 4.39 ERA in fourteen major league seasons with the Expos (1998-2002), Marlins (2002-2004), Yankees (2005-2008), Indians (2009) and Twins (2009-2012).

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