Report: Carl Pavano ruptures spleen

Updated: January 25, 2013, 1:00 PM ET
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Free-agent pitcher Carl Pavano recently suffered a ruptured spleen that will sideline him for six to eight weeks, according to a report by FoxSports.com.

Pavano, 37, was injured when he slipped and fell while shoveling snow in his driveway at his home in Vermont, a source told the website.

Pavano, who has been with the Minnesota Twins since the middle of 2009, didn't pitch in a game last season after June 1 due to a right shoulder injury. He went just 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA in ...

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