Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Silva No Longer In Running For Fifth Starter

According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, Carlos Silva will no longer be in consideration for the role of the fifth starter. Earlier today it was announced that Silva had been scratched from tomorrow's start against the Blue Jays. Soon after, we learned that Silva had shoulder inflammation and that he would not start the season in Boston. This leaves Vicente Padilla, Felix Doubront, and Andrew Miller in contention for the fifth starter (Aaron Cook has a shoulder injury and will miss the start of 2012). All three of those pitchers impressed in their pitching performances so far this spring. Last night, Padilla went 2 innings while allowing no runs on three hits and striking out two. On Saturday, Miller had a very good day-- he threw two innings, allowing no runs or hits while walking one and striking out three. Doubront was also strong, throwing two innings and allowing a hit and a walk-- also striking out one. This probably isn't a huge loss for the Sox, as I doubt Silva would've made the team anyways.

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