Pavano talking with 6 teams including the Mets

Carl Pavano 1 polaroidFree-agent RHP Carl Pavano is talking with six teams, including the Mets, Anthony McCarron reports in the Daily News.

“The Mets obviously have a need,” Pavano’s agent told the Daily News. “Carl has an interest in that situation if they have an interest in him. I don’t know where he is on their priority list. … He’s confident he’s going to be in a rotation and throwing a lot of innings.”

Jan. 7, 12:46 pm: The Mets have had very preliminary discussions with the agents for RHP Carl Pavano, but there is mutual interest, reports Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger.

Michael Baron, Contributor

Pavano has had one of the strangest pitching careers in recent memory. He has historically pitched to a lot of contact but is a control artist who limits bases on balls which in turn limits the damage allowed. When he’s right, Pavano can be one of the more solid and dependable right-handers in the game. But I’m not sure how he might fare back in New York, considering how badly his first go-around was in this city with the Yankees.

Statistics and information on Carl Pavano...

Stats: Pavano, who turns 37 in January, went 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA in only 11 starts in 2012, allowing 80 hits with eight walks and nine home runs in 63 innings. He missed most of the season with a bone spur in his right humerus bone.

Contract: Pavano just completed a two-year, $16.5 million contract he signed with the Twins before the 2011 season.