Friday, January 25, 2013

Pavano Ruptures Spleen While Shoveling Snow

Former Red Sox farmhand Carl Pavano—one of the chips traded for Pedro Martinez—reptured his spleen after falling in his Vermont driveway while shoveling snow. Pavano had been seeking a contract with either the Rockies or the Mets after having two decent seasons out of his last three (2010, 2011) with the Minnesota Twins. Pavano—a Connecticut native—never saw major league action as a member of the Red Sox. He has suffered numerous injuries over his 14-year career—reaching 200 innings just four times. Pavano had stints with the Expos, Marlins, The Evil Empire, the Indians and the Twins.