Pavano's Mustache Will Keep Him Warm in Minnesota
It's official. Carl Pavano has decided to stay with the Minnesota Twins.
The two sides agreed to terms Wednesday on a two-year contract worth $16.5 million. Until today, the 35-year-old mustachioed righty was one of only a handful of decent starters remaining on the free agent market.
After agreeing to a one-year, $7 million deal with the Twins last offseaon, Pavano grew a weird (yet somehow badass) mustache and went on to compile a 17-11 record and 3.75 ERA, leading the team in wins and innings pitched (221) in 2010.
Since joining Minnesota back in August of 2009, Pavstache is 22-15 with a 3.97 ERA with 176 strikeouts over 44 starts. In fact, he became the team's ace during that time while fellow starter Francisco Liriano nursed himself back to health from Tommy John surgery.
Looks like that was more or less the final order of offseason business for the Twins, since the club re-signed veteran Jim Thome last week to a one-year, $3 million deal chock full of performance bonuses for all those taters he plans to mash this year.
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