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Yankees release Carlos Silva

Jul 2, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

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According to Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune, the Yankees have released right-hander Carlos Silva.

Silva, 32, signed a minor league contract with the Yankees in early-April after being released by the Cubs during spring training. He had an impressive 2.75 ERA and 26/8 K/BB ratio over seven minor league starts between High-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that he was having shoulder problems.

Bartolo Colon returned from the disabled list today (and is looking great, by the way) and Phil Hughes isn’t far behind him, so while the Yankees would surely upgrade their starting rotation if the right pitcher is available, it doesn’t look like the glaring weakness we all thought it was a few months ago. In fact, entering play Saturday, Yankees’ starters rank sixth in the American League with a 3.73 ERA.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Jul 2, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Meh- that’s all I can say about that- Meh.

  2. pisano - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Silva needs not worry, Boston will probably pick him up and use him as a one two punch with Millwood.

  3. Elwood Larf - Jul 3, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    That’s got to be some kind of record, the number of former established major league starters the Yankees had at AAA this year.

  4. kiwicricket - Jul 3, 2011 at 6:31 AM

    Colon/Garcia/Silva- Don’t wish to quote Meatloaf here….but two out of three ain’t bad

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 3, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    No doubt silva would look great in a boston uniform

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