Marlins don’t share Carl Pavano’s interest in a reunion

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Last week Carl Pavano expressed interest in a reunion with the Marlins, but apparently the feeling isn’t quite mutual.

Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post talked to a Marlins source who “didn’t seem enthusiastic about the team taking a chance on Pavano.”

And rightfully so, because Pavano is 37 years old and was a mess this year while trying to pitch through shoulder problems. He finally shut things down in early June and missed the final four months of the season.

Once the pitching market dries up Pavano might make sense for some teams on a minor-league or incentive-laden deal, but given his age, arm problems, and diminished velocity it’s tough to imagine any team wanting to commit to him in the Opening Day rotation.

Someone stole the bat from the Ken Griffey, Jr. statue at Safeco Field

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The Mariners unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. earlier this year at Safeco Field, featuring the slugger in his famous follow-through seen after each of his 630 career home runs. Chris Daniels of KING 5 News in Seattle reported on Tuesday evening that someone had stolen the bat from the statue.

Thankfully, the Seattle Police Department announced that the bat has been recovered and a suspect has been arrested. They expect to provide more details later. Daniels reports the Mariners have confirmed the news.

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.