Minnesota Twins push back Carl Pavano's rehab start

St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press—August 20, 2012

Carl Pavano had his latest rehab start pushed back so he can visit orthopedic specialist Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He was scheduled to throw four innings and about 60 pitches for Class A Fort Myers on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

After his last start, Pavano told mlb.com he was struggling with his velocity, a problem since spring training. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said the meeting with Altchek, who has performed shoulder and elbow surgery on Pavano, is about giving the pitcher some peace of mind.

"He just wants to make sure there's nothing in there that's inhibiting him," Antony said.

Suffering from weakness and pain in the shoulder, he struggled with his velocity, throwing consistently in the low- to mid-80s.

After an MRI exam, Pavano was diagnosed with inflammation in the capsule of his right shoulder.

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