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Twins giving Pavano a personal catcher?

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08:20 AM ET 04.07 | Ron Gardenhire's task of preserving Joe Mauer's health isn't an easy one, and the catcher's days off -- such as those while Carl Pavano is pitching -- may wind up being tea leaves. Gardenhire said that Pavano preferred the "low target" offered by backup catcher Drew Butera. Gardenhire said that because Mauer needs regular days off, and Pavano and Butera work well together, that he could regularly catch Pavano. What's strange is that Pavano denied ever requesting Butera as his regular catcher. And that Mauer and Butera were similarly effective when catching Pavano last year. Mauer caught Pavano in 17 games, in which Pavano compiled an ERA of 3.79. Butera caught Pavano in 15 games, in which Pavano compiled an ERA of 3.65. "I don't know anything about that," Pavano said about having a personal catcher. "Those are decisions that Gardy and Andy [Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson] make."

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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April 7, 2011  09:23 AM ET

First... Winning!

April 7, 2011  09:26 AM ET

Slow story day... I guess..

April 7, 2011  10:18 AM ET

I gave an ex-girlfriend a Pavano once with warning her first. Man, was she pissed!

April 7, 2011  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I gave an ex-girlfriend a Pavano once with warning her first. Man, was she pissed!

That's disgusting. I hope you didn't eat Mexican food before doing that.

April 7, 2011  06:29 PM ET

How is this news? He was Pavano's personal catcher all of last year too stupid!

 
April 7, 2011  10:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I gave an ex-girlfriend a Pavano once with warning her first. Man, was she pissed!

Gives a whole new meaning to pork chop.

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