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Twins Acquire Right-Hander Carl Pavano From Indians

In an effort to sure up their rotation the Minnesota Twins have acquired right-hander Carl Pavano from the Cleveland Indians for a PTBNL, this according to The Plain Dealer.

The 33-year-old Pavano went 9-8 with a 5.37 ERA in 21 starts for Cleveland this season, giving up 150 hits and 23 walks with 88 strikeouts in 125-plus innings.

Pavano is only owed about $500,000 for the remainder of the year, but with incentives still remaining he could earn as much as $1.75 million when all is said and done.

The Twins are 53-55 this year and currently sit 4 ½ games behind the first place Tigers.

However, good news for the Twins is that Pavano is 5-1 this year against the Tigers and White Sox, both of whom the Twins trail in the AL Central.