Carl Anthony Pavano (born January 8, 1976 in New Britain, Connecticut) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. Pavano is known for being injury-prone, spending the majority of the 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons on the disabled list.
Pavano was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 13th round of the 1994 amateur draft. He came out of Southington High School located in Southington, CT. In November 1997, he was sent to Montreal, along with pitcher Tony Armas, Jr., in the trade that brought Pedro Martínez to Boston. Pavano debuted with the Expos in 1998 and was traded to the Florida Marlins in the middle of the 2002 season in a trade that included Cliff Floyd. Pavano gave up Mark McGwire's 70th home run in the 1998 season.
Despite having been plagued by injuries, Pavano became an important part of Florida's starting rotation and had a highly successful postseason in 2003 for the World Series-Champion Marlins. He started Game 4 of the Series against the Yankees, holding New York to one run over eight innings in a game the Marlins would go on to win, 4-3, in extra innings.
In a nine year career with Montreal, Florida, and the New York Yankees, Pavano...
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