Christensen tweets the two sides are "very close" and just working out the final details on a deal to bring back the man with the best mustache in baseball.
"I think we're in the home stretch here," general manager Bill Smith told the paper on Tuesday.
Pavano, 35, was 17-11 with a 3.75 ERA for the Twins last season, pitching 221 innings in 32 starts. He signed a one-year, $7 million deal before last season and has reportedly been looking for a multiyear deal this time.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans