I normally don't laugh at player injuries, but this is becoming such a joke it's hard not to... can't say that I feel bad for the Yankees... that's what you get for throwing $40 million at a guy with one decent season in his entire career.
August 27, 2006 -- YANKEE NOTES
ANAHEIM - Carl Pavano is running out of body parts to break down.
Following his rehab start for Columbus (Triple-A) Friday night, Pavano talked of a problem with an oblique muscle, and there is the possibility he will be shut down.
Asked to confirm the problem before yesterday's game, Joe Torre said he couldn't until he talked to GM Brian Cashman. After the 12-7 loss to the Angels, Torre said he still hadn't gotten in touch with Cashman.
Pavano, a $40-million investment who hasn't pitched in a big-league game since last June due to back, buttock and elbow troubles, threw six innings for Columbus. He allowed two runs, eight hits, walked one and fanned five. After the 89-pitch outing, Pavano said he felt he was ready for the big leagues.
Now, that's in jeopardy.
Before Friday night's rehab start, Pavano was a candidate to replace Jaret Wright in the rotation. And Wright didn't score many points with a bullpen-killing effort that lasted 32/3 innings and included three runs and nine hits.
"Trying to hit him was like trying to drink coffee with a fork." - Willie Stargell on Sandy Koufax