Sources: Twins closing in on Pavano
The Minnesota Twins are closing in a two-year contract with free-agent starting pitcher Carl Pavano, major-league sources told FOXSports.com.
As of Friday afternoon, the sides were still discussing particulars but moving toward a deal, one source said.
Pavano has a preference to remain with the Twins, for whom he has pitched since arriving from Cleveland in an August 2009 trade. Pavano is coming off perhaps his finest all-around season, in which he went 17-11 for the Twins with a 3.75 ERA.
At this point, Pavano is the top starter available on the free-agent market.