TWINS RUBES Twins Starters Putting the Pressure On
In 2010, the inaugural season at Target Field, Carl Pavano started 32 games for the AL Central Champion Minnesota Twins. Pavano went 17-11 with a 3.75 ERA, including a league-leading 7 complete games.... Posted on 5/21/13 at 4:47 PM
Minnesota second-half starter Carl Pavano, Atlanta reliever Rafael Soriano and Colorado setup man Rafael Betancourt accepted salary arbitration offers before Monday's midnight deadline, keeping them with their teams for next season.
Mauer's 2 HRs help boost average to .380 The Texas Rangers, who acquired their former All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez earlier Tuesday in a trade with the Houston Astros, dropped into a tie with Boston for the AL wild-card lead.
Carl Pavano allowed only five hits over seven innings in his Minnesota debut, Denard Span went 5-for-5 and Joe Mauer homered and drove in three runs to lift the Twins to an 11-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
The Twins agreed Friday to send the Cleveland Indians a player to be identified later in exchange for Carl Pavano, a one-time All-Star whose career derailed in New York during four injury-ruined seasons with the Yankees.
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