It's been a miserable season for the Minnesota Twins, who begin Sunday with the worst record in the American League.
It's been a miserable season for Twins starter Carl Pavano, who with a 6.00 ERA in 11 starts has the third-highest such mark for any qualified AL starter.
Now we know one possible reason for this:
Ron Gardenhire says on @1500ESPN that Carl Pavano is almost certainly going to be placed on the disabled list.— Phil Mackey (@PMac21) June 3, 2012
What's wrong with Pavano?
Ron Gardenhire indicates #Twins probably are going to give Carl Pavano some rest, meaning a DL stint. Lacks strength. Sees doc tomorrow.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 3, 2012
Nothing specific. Just "lacks strength." You could probably say this about the entire Twins team, given their 19-33 record. If you are keeping track of the Minnesota rotation:
Jeff Manship probably would replace Pavano for start on Wednesday. #Twins— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 3, 2012
Manship has a 5.65 career ERA in 30 appearances (six starts) over the last four seasons with the Twins.
So it goes in Minnesota in the 2012 baseball season.