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Yankees' Pavano has new complaint

Posted: Wednesday August 30, 2006 6:45PM; Updated: Wednesday August 30, 2006 7:01PM
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By Jon Heyman, SI.com

NEW YORK -- Carl Pavano is now complaining of shoulder pain, the latest in a series of ailments for the New York Yankees' $40 million pitcher.

Pavano is telling Yankees officials that his shoulder is now bothering him, in addition to his ribs, a source told SI.com. Pavano broke two ribs in an Aug. 15 car accident in West Palm Beach, Fla., but didn't reveal the accident or injuries to the team until nearly two weeks later, upsetting the Yankees. His new complaint is that his hurt ribs are causing him shoulder pain when he pitches.

Pavano revealed his new pain Wednesday, when he was examined in New York by team physician Stuart Hershon. The Yankees plan to talk further with Pavano, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues since June 2005, but there are no plans to use him for at least two weeks.

Pavano has complained of a variety of ailments this year, including a pain in the buttocks.