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February 15, 2006

Pavano News

From the YES Network -

It's 10 a.m. and Carl Pavano is playing long toss with Jaret Wright at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, where Bubba Crosby and Robinson CanĂ³ are also working out.

Already, speculation about Pavano's health is in question, as the right-hander will reportedly not throw off a mound today as scheduled. Bullpen coach Joe Kerrigan is watching closely while Tampa-based pitching coach Billy Connors is also keeping a close eye from his golf cart. Pavano does look significantly slimmer and in good shape, but only time will tell if his shoulder is healthy.

Pavano threw for 20 minutes, while Wright lasted just 10 before being replaced by Kerrigan. Upon completion of Pavano's session, he dodged the media and gave way to Tanyon Sturtze, who started throwing with Kerrigan.

I'll have more later from Joe Torre. He'll be addressing the media after meeting with his coaching staff at noon.

Why am I beginning to think that Al Leiter is going to be in the Yankees rotation this April?

Posted by Steve Lombardi at February 15, 2006 12:33 PM


LOL! And I thought I was pessimistic, Steve. Honestly, I think we'll see Villone in the rotation before Leiter.

Posted by: Shaun P. [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2006 01:54 PM

I could see that, with Sen. Al taking Villone's long-LOOGY spot in the pen.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2006 03:03 PM

Steve, honestly, I get a nervous stomach every time I visit this site. You're making me sick with all this doom and gloom.

Posted by: Nick from Washington Heights [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2006 03:06 PM

Sorry Nick. I get in these pissy moods sometimes and the blog is just an outlet for that. I hope to have better news soon. Really.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2006 03:22 PM