August 06, 2006
From Joel Sherman today:
More amazing-but-true tales of the slow-healing prowess of Carl Pavano: He had surgery on May 25 to remove bone chips and is throwing side sessions with no clear date set for a rehab assignment. Detroit lefty Mike Maroth had the same surgery eight days later and will begin a rehab assignment this week. And, oh yeah, Pavano has not thrown a pitch in a major-league game since June 27, 2005.
The more that I think of Pavano, the more I am reminded of the character Delma Huddle from the movie North Dallas Forty.
You know Delma, he doesn't like needles.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at August 6, 2006 09:43 AM
First off, Joel is a little weasel.
Sherman is just pointing out that it takes time to come back from having bone chips removed. Most people talked about it like Pavano could be back in a week. But Maroth was out over two months, too.
Also, Pavano is going to throw one more batting practice and then go out on a rehab assignment, which means he's only a few weeks behind Maroth's schedule.
Sherman, as always, was trying to prove Pavano was a pussy, but he's just showing that he's actually on a normal schedule for coming back from removing bone chips.
Pavano has a rehab start on Thursday. I'm sure Joel will rush up to Pavano to apologize.