Silva with the San Diego Padres
|Bravos de León – No. 39|
January 4, 1977 |
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
|April 8, 2009, for the San Diego Padres|
|Earned run average||8.76|
Walter Silva (born January 4, 1977 in Mazatlan, Mexico) is a professional baseball pitcher, currently playing for the Bravos de León in the Mexican League. He pitched part of 2009 for the San Diego Padres.
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. After a good spring he made the opening day roster as the team's third starter in the pitching rotation.
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. In 2010, he returned to the Mexican League with Monterrey, whom he has played for since.
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