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Yankees teammates mostly loathed Carl Pavano

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Several of the high-priced, emotionally fragile Yankees of the 2000s take heavy fire from Joe Torre in his new book, but perhaps no one comes off less well than Carl Pavano.

"The players all hated him," Torre says in the book.

Adds bullpen catcher Mike Borzello: "Guys on that team despised him. One day Jeet walked by him and said, 'Hey, Pav. You ever going to play? Ever?' Wow. That was a damaging comment, coming from Jeter. He didn't say a whole lot, but when he said something like that, it was pretty piercing."

Torre had Pavano show up for the final road trip of 2006, just so his teammates could confront him and perhaps clear the are before the offseason.

"Unfortunately, nobody got on him," Torre said. "That's a bad sign. They ignored him."

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