Carl Pavano will not return to baseball in 2013, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Pavano is still recovering from having his lacerated spleen removed after a freak fall while shoveling snow at his Vermont home caused severe bleeding and internal injuries in January.
His agent, Dave Pepe, texted Heyman:
"Carl will not be physically able to play this year as he recovers from his spleen removal and the complications that followed,'' Pepe said via text. "His hope is that he can give it a try next year."
Pavano said he was 'just lucky to be alive," after enduring multiple hospital visits and lost 6½ liters of blood, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in February.
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