Dropping him into the clubhouse might prove to be too much of a challenge, but there is a chance Carl "American Idle" Pavano could be ready to pitch for the Yankees New York Yankees before Phil Hughes Phil Hughes .Imagine Pavano comes back, has a good August and September, and leads the Yankees to the playoffs?
"I haven't asked, but it's possible," GM Brian Cashman said last night. "Pavano should be ready by August and Hughes in August."
Considering Pavano, who is trying to rebound from last year's Tommy John surgery, is throwing curveballs off a mound and Hughes (fractured rib) isn't even on a mound, Pavano would be considered ahead of Hughes.
"The rehabs are different," Cashman said. "Phil Hughes will start throwing from flat ground, but it won't be as long (as Pavano's)."
Well I can't.
It would be nice if he did contribute something to this team, but I just don't see it happening.
I'd be very surprise if he ever pitched for the Yankees again. He may be in line for an August return, but we all know he's going to have several setbacks in his rehab.