MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have acquired right-hander Carl Pavano from the Cleveland Indians in an attempt to shore up their rotation.
The deal was announced Friday. The Twins will send the Indians a player to be identified later.
The 33-year-old Pavano went 9-8 with a 5.37 ERA in 21 starts for
Cleveland this season, giving up 150 hits and 23 walks with 88 strikeouts in 125-plus innings.
An All-Star in 2004 for Florida, Pavano spent four injury-plagued seasons with the New York Yankees before signing with the Indians last winter. He was expected to join the Twins for their game in Detroit late Friday.
To make room for Pavano, knuckleballing reliever R.A. Dickey was optioned to Triple-A. Also, pitcher Boof Bonser was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.