Injury-prone Pavano to start for Yankees this weekend

Updated: August 23, 2008, 2:38 AM ET
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TORONTO -- Carl Pavano, written off by New York Yankees fans, will return and start for the team on Saturday at Baltimore.

The Yankees chose the right-handed Pavano over fellow righty Phil Hughes, who is working his way back from a fractured rib.

"We liked the way [Pavano] was throwing the ball and we felt that Hughes needed some more work," manager Joe Girardi said before Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

The 32-year-old Pavano signed a $39.95 million, ...

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