Free-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.”
Michael Baron, MetsBlog.com:
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.