NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees starter Carl Pavano has a mild strain in his right elbow and is expected to begin throwing off flat ground within the week.
Pavano had an MRI exam Thursday that revealed the strain. The right-hander was placed on the disabled list Sunday, retroactive to April 10.
"He's getting treatment," general manager Brian Cashman said. "He's feeling better every day."
Pavano was scratched from his scheduled start last Saturday with tightness in his forearm. He felt the problem in his pitching arm during his start April 9 against the Twins and informed the Yankees afterward. He threw seven innings in an 8-2 win over Minnesota Twins, giving up six hits and two runs for his first victory since May 22, 2005.