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Carl Pavano Paper Doll, Baseball and Bad Spelling Collide, and Other Notes

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Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

So, I didn't really get a chance to pay much attention to this series. I was kind of busy with the "having a life" thing -- watching my kid play baseball, improving my golf game (this is a hilarious statement if you've ever seen me golf), etc. But I was able to check in from time to time, so I'm not completely lost


Some notes:

  • Seems to me that the best starting pitching performance of the series (Liriano's) was the one that resulted in a loss. But it was good to seen Frankie pitching better.
  • I think Jared Burton wants us to love him.

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The Twins have placed RHP Carl Pavano on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 2 with what they're calling a right anterior capsular strain. Wow, that's a mouthful; let's break it down.


Right means, well...your other left? Anterior means front. The capsule is a static group of ligaments in the shoulder that stabilize the joint. I guess strain means that it hurts.


Pavano's been bothered by this most of the season, and the Twins have decided to shut him down for a little while to let it heal, and have him start a throwing program sometime in the future.


I've tried to do some reading on the injury, but I can't really get a sense of how long he'll be out.


Nick Blackburn was activated off the DL (quad strain) to take Pavano's roster spot.


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When Baseball and Bad Spelling Collide
I haven't done this little segment in a long time. In fact, it's been so long that I kind of forgot I used to do it. Until I saw this from Wednesday's game:
Oh, poor Jeff Manship. It's not like it's a hard name like Mastroianni or even Parmelee.


And according to Rhett Bollinger from MLB.com:


Manship said he had no clue his jersey was misspelled when he went out to the mound. #Twins
Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) June 7, 2012
and


Manship added guys were laughing at him when he was warming up in the bullpen but he didn't know why. Burton said they all knew. #Twins
Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) June 7, 2012
It seems like Mr. Mansihp ... er, Manship, has some getting even to do.


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On Thursday, the Twins optioned pitcher Cole De Vries to AAA Rochester and recalled first baseman Chris Parmelee. Due to a favorable line up of off-days, the Twins don't need a 5-man rotation for a while, so this gives De Vries a chance to hone his skills at a more appropriate level.


And Parmelee has been smacking the ball around in AAA, so it's time to give him another chance in the bigs.
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