Update: Peter Abraham reports that Pavano is in fact injured but from reading his comments, it might not be too bad of an injury. As always with Pavano, it will be wait and see.

Carl Pavano has what is being described as muscle pull on the right side of his rib cage near his armpit.

Joe Torre said the injury wasn't considered serious and that Pavano was scheduled to throw a side session tomorrow in Columbus. His next start is supposed to be Wednesday. The Yankees had been talking about bringing him to the majors to start Thursday or Friday. Those plans seem on hold now.

At this point, I'm fairly certain that everyone on the planet doesn't expect Carl Pavano to ever pitch again for the Yankees. Still, this is getting ridiculous as Pavano might have messed up his oblique in his latest start (and if that's the case, that's an injury that you don't come back quickly from):

Carl Pavano is running out of body parts to break down.

Following his rehab start for Columbus (Triple-A) Friday night, Pavano talked of a problem with an oblique muscle, and there is the possibility he will be shut down.

Asked to confirm the problem before yesterday's game, Joe Torre said he couldn't until he talked to GM Brian Cashman. After the 12-7 loss to the Angels, Torre said he still hadn't gotten in touch with Cashman.

Pavano, a $40-million investment who hasn't pitched in a big-league game since last June due to back, buttock and elbow troubles, threw six innings for Columbus. He allowed two runs, eight hits, walked one and fanned five. After the 89-pitch outing, Pavano said he felt he was ready for the big leagues.

Now, that's in jeopardy.

Well, if this proves to be accurate, there go any ideas of getting the bullpen killing Jaret Wright out of the rotation.