Walter Silva

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This article is about the baseball player. For the Brazilian footballer active in South Africa, see Walter da Silva. For the car designer, see Walter de Silva. For the Brazilian footballer with the nickname "Silva Batuta", see Wálter Machado da Silva.
Walter Silva
Walter Silva.jpg
Toros de Tijuana
Pitcher
Born: (1977-01-04) January 4, 1977 (age 37)
Mazatlan, Mexico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 8, 2009 for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
July 6, 2009 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Win-Loss 0-2
Earned run average 8.76
Strikeouts 11
Teams
Walter Silva
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Competitor for  Mexico
Bronze 2006 Cartagena Team

Walter Silva (born January 4, 1977 in Mazatlan, Mexico) is a professional baseball pitcher, currently playing for the Toros de Tijuana in the Mexican League. He pitched part of 2009 for the San Diego Padres.

Baseball career[edit]

Silva played in the Mexican League from 2002 to 2008. On February 21, 2009 Silva was invited to spring training by the San Diego Padres.[1] After a good spring he made the opening day roster as the team's third starter in the pitching rotation.[2]

Silva made his Major League debut on April 8, 2009, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched five innings allowing two runs on five hits with a strikeout, and earned the no decision, leaving the game tied at 2–2.

Silva was the starting pitcher for the visiting Padres in the first Major League baseball game at the New York Mets' new ballpark, Citi Field, April 13, 2009. He pitched 4.2 innings, giving up five runs on five hits, and striking out two. The Padres won the game, but Silva did not get the decision.

On July 7, he was designated for assignment by the Padres after going 0–2 with an 8.76 ERA in 6 starts.[3] In 2010, he returned to the Mexican League with Monterrey, whom he has played for since.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Silva gets trial run with Padres
  2. ^ Gregerson makes Padres' roster
  3. ^ [1] Padres call up Stansbury, designate Silva]

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