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August 06, 2006

Delma Pavano

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.

But anyway...

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.

Posted by: baileywalk [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 6, 2006 11:26 AM

Pavano has a rehab start on Thursday. I'm sure Joel will rush up to Pavano to apologize.

Posted by: baileywalk [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 6, 2006 01:32 PM