Agent David Pepe said doctors were not able to control bleeding, and Pavano's spleen was removed last week. Pepe hopes Pavano will be released from the hospital this week. He would not put a timetable on the free agent's possible return to baseball.
Aaron says this means I'm going to lose my bet, longshot that it was. But I wouldn't be totally shocked to see Pavano and the Twins reembrace soemtime during the season, when he's healthier and reality sets in for this rotation.
And I'd love to see it, because "Pavano's Spleen" sounds like a great roto team name.