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The Brewers had been one of the teams showing interest in free agent right-hander Carl Pavano, but the weekend trade for Royals ace Zack Greinke means Milwaukee is out of that hunt.
Twins GM Bill Smith told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Wednesday that he’s still hopeful of re-signing free agent right-hander Carl Pavano, who, of course, is also on the Brewers’ radar. Smith told the newspaper that he’d like to re-sign both Pavano and first baseman/designated hitter Jim Thome, but that, ”They have more to do with the ultimate decision than I do.”
We heard during last week’s Winter Meetings that free agent Carl Pavano was looking for a contract in the neighborhood of fellow 34-year-old Ted Lilly’s three-year, $33 million deal with the Dodgers. FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal talked to one GM this week who said Pavano and agent Tom O’Connell are holding that line: They want three years, the GM told Rosenthal, with an average annual value in the $10-$11 million range.
Here’s another name for the long list of pitchers drawing interest from the Brewers this winter: Carl Pavano.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel confirmed the Brewers’ interest in the veteran right-hander on Monday after a chat with agent Tom O’Connell, who told the newspaper he has had informal chats with Brewers general manager Doug Melvin.
“He’s definitely on their radar,” O’Connell said, according to the report.
Melvin has said he’s open to all options as he looks to bolster a pitching staff that struggled mightily in 2009. The Brewers have been linked in various reports to John Lackey, Randy Wolf, Doug Davis, Jon Garland, Jarrod Washburn and Mark Mulder, among others.
Lackey is the top available arm, and the pitching market could remain frozen until he settles on a home. O’Connell told the Journal Sentinel that he might not speak to Melvin again until the Dec. 7-10 Winter Meetings in Indianapolis.
Pavano was 14-12 with a 5.10 ERA in 33 starts last season with the Indians and Twins and led the Majors in earned runs allowed, with 131. But he was durable, topping 30 starts for the first time since 2004, Pavano’s final season with the Florida Marlins before he signed a free agent contract with the Yankees.
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