Yankees' Pavano makes first rehab start since surgery

Updated: August 10, 2006, 9:23 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano threw 2 2/3 innings Thursday night in his first minor league rehabilitation start since surgery in May for a bone chip above his right elbow.

Pitching for Class A Tampa against the Daytona Cubs, Pavano allowed three runs, five hits, one intentional walk, striking out one. The right-hander has not pitched in the major leagues since June 27, 2005.

"It's a step in the right direction," said Pavano, who threw 28 of 42 pitches ...

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