Carl Pavano has retired from baseball. Pavano had been trying to work his way into shape to pitch this season but has abandoned those plans.
“Despite my strong desire to compete and hard work in preparing for the upcoming season,” said Pavano, via MLB Trade Rumors. “I feel that the amount of time lost from my spleen injury, coupled with the recovery from my complications from that injury, preclude me from continuing to compete at my highest level, which is necessary to perform in the major leagues.” He went on to add that “three months of rigorous training have failed to produce the results that I was looking for to allow me to continue my major league career.”
Pavano had an up and down career. Many will remember his injury riddled time with the Yankees but he had some good years with the Marlins and Twins on the opposite ends of that. He had an injury shortened 2012 season and missed all of 2013 after rupturing his spleen.
Pavano will end his 14 year career with a 108-107 record, 4.39 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.