Free agent pitcher Carl Pavano, who hasn't pitched since injuring his shoulder in June with the Minnesota Twins, will be sidelined up to two months after injuring himself shoveling snow.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Thursday that Pavano, 37, suffered a ruptured spleen when he fell while shoveling snow at his Vermont home.

Pavano, a right-hander, pitched 3-1/2 seasons for the Twins, compiling a 33-33 record with a 4.32 earned-run average since being obtained from Cleveland during the 2009 season. His best season in Minnesota was 2010, when he went 17-11 with a 3.75 ERA.

Rosenthal said the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets were among teams that had shown interest in signing Pavano before his mishap.