Wednesday, Carl Pavano announced his retirement, bringing down the
curtain on a major league career that spanned from 1998 through 2012 and
included far more controversy â?? and injuries â?? than most. Indeed,
Pavano’s career ended with his most serious ailment of all, a
life-threatening ruptured spleen suffered while snow-shoveling in
January 2013, thwarting his plans for a comeback.
Indeed, injuries prevented Pavano from reaching his full potential and
made him an easy target for the media, particularly throughout his