Pavano played catch for 12 minutes today at the Yankee’s minor league complex. No, really. Stop laughing.
Yankees vice president Billy Connors and pitching coach Dave Eiland watched Pavano’s throwing session, which was broken into two segments. The right-hander’s throwing distance reached around 90 feet.
Where’s this writer’s editor? There’s a mandatory boot to the backside for using any such words in an article about CP. Even saying them inside your head could cause an injury.
“He feels great,” Eiland said. “The ball came out of his hand well.”
Okay, I’m no expert, but the ball coming out of the hand well seems to be the key element in a thrown ball actually being thrown. Otherwise, you would be playing a game of keep, which doesn’t sound like much fun at all. The better, real news is that his hand did not come out of his arm.
Images of Pavano hard at work at his physical rehab program in the extended.