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Carlos Silva out of Red Sox fifth starter fight

Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:07 pm
 
Carlos SilvaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Carlos Silva, a longshot anyway, is out of the competition for the Red Sox fifth starter. The 32-year-old right-hander won't be able to make his scheduled Wednesday start because of shoulder inflammation.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters that Silva will be sidelined long enough to keep him out of running, leaving Vicente Padilla, Aaron Cook, Andrew Miller, Felix Doubront and Alfredo Aceves for the spot.

Boston won't need a fifth starter until the sixth game of the season, in Toronto on April 11.

Valentine said Silva's arm trouble wasn't exactly a surprise.

"We know exactly what it is and we were hoping it wouldn't present itself as qucikly as it did," Valentine told reporters (Providence Journal).

The Cubs released Silva in spring training last season after going 10-6 with a 4.22 ERA in 2010. He signed with the Yankees last April, but was released after seven starts in the minor leagues. He went 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA at Class A, Double-A and Triple-A. He made four starts at Triple-A where he had a 3.52 ERA and struck out 13 in 23 innings, while giving up 21 hits and four walks.

Right-hander Justin Germano will make the start for the Red Sox against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

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Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 3:44 pm
 

Carlos Silva out of Red Sox fifth starter fight

Silva is one of the biggest posers in history. He's a quitter who never wnted the ball in tough situations.



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:30 pm
 

Carlos Silva out of Red Sox fifth starter fight

Just let the name 'Carlos Silva' sit on your tongue and rest awhile. You will soon realize that to even be mentioning hisw name in a Red Sox sentence is to realize how desperate this team is for pitching.  CARLOS SILVA??? MAkes me want to puke. Might as well see what 90 yr old Dick Radatz is doing nowadaws, he has a better chance of getting MLB hitters out than CARLOS SILVA!!!

'Scuse me while I go vomit. Even writing the name 3 times has made me sick.



Since: Oct 2, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 11:46 am
 

Carlos Silva out of Red Sox fifth starter fight

Sooo right Slammin6. This team has so many question marks going in I dont know where to begin. Thank goodness Silva hurt his way out of the job and after about one or two more outings, Padilla will be gone too. It's Miller pitching 4th and unknowns from Pawtucket on the 5th days.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:26 pm
 

Carlos Silva out of Red Sox fifth starter fight

File this as Red Sawx good news unlike the other options for the #4&5 SP and Carl Crawford status, the SS position, defense at Catcher, RF, closer...ok, ok back to the positive...Silva was a lard shot...ERR long shot. Dude the sCrubs cut him, he`s terrible. It`s not pretty, but Andrew Miller would have the most potential. Another lard ball Vicente Padilla is always one pitch from the DL. Aceves is nice depth and BP help, but as a SP, not gonna last. Keep combin the SP dumpster, you can always re-acquire Derek Lowe or coax Wakefield back for 1 more year.   


derrick3331
Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 8:58 pm
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Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:32 pm
 

Carlos Silva out of Red Sox fifth starter fight

 
I appreciate your full rainbow approach to your team, but let me help break down your paragraph.................


That would give us an excellent bullpen when you add in Bailey (big difference closing in Boston, injury concern), Melencon (Had decent year for terrible team in National League) Albers (sucks), Morales (sucks) and the others and turn the weakest part of the 2010 team (pitching) into a strength. Then, when you add Dice-K (just injured for whole year) and lefty relief specialist Rich Hill (always injured) and  coming back sometime later in the season, the Sox problem might be too much pitching instead of too little.




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Since: Mar 5, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:26 pm
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MASS CHICKEN
Since: Mar 5, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:24 pm
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Since: Jun 24, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:21 pm
 

Carlos Silva out of Red Sox fifth starter fight

Actually, for right now, this is actually a good thing.  The Sox have too many candidates for this spot already.  Miller, Padilla, Doubront, and Aceves have all looked very good so far in ST.  My hope, as a Sox fan, is that Miller and Padilla get the #4 and #5 spots in the rotation and that Bard, Doubront and Aceves are all back in the pen.  That would give us an excellent bullpen when you add in Bailey, Melencon, Albers, Morales and the others and turn the weakest part of the 2010 team (pitching) into a strength. Then, when you add Dice-K and lefty relief specialist Rich Hill coming back sometime later in the season, the Sox problem might be too much pitching instead of too little. Scoring runs won't be a problem. 



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 1:49 pm
 

Carlos Silva out of Red Sox fifth starter fight

You have to know when the Cubs cut you your career is in the toilet.  Yell



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