MLB.com—Milwaukee—May 18, 2012
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he's pleased with the progress that Pavano is making, and said he remains hopeful Pavano won't need a cortisone shot, as they initially thought.
Pavano said he had MRI exam results sent to Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York for a second opinion. But that Altchek agreed with Twins team doctor John Steubs' assessment that Pavano can pitch through the injury. Altchek also told Pavano that he doesn't need a cortisone shot if his shoulder continues to make progress.
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