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Carlos Silva did not make the Cubs opening day roster

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Chicago Cubs have left pitcher Carlos Silva off of their Opening Day roster. He informed the team on Saturday that he will not report to the team’s minor league camp.

Silva was beaten out by pitcher Andrew Cashner, who will serve as the team’s fifth quarter. Cubs manager Mike Quade felt like Cashner had a better camp to get the job.

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva poses for a portrait during media day at Finch Park
Carlos Silva poses for a portrait during media day at Finch Park (Getty Images)

After learning his fate, Silva told the media that he will not report to Triple-A Iowa.

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“No chance,” Silva told “That’s not in my mind right now, not at all. I’m not an insurance player. My guess is that’s what they want.”

Silva lost his last two games with the Cubs. He allowed six runs in a 7-3 loss to the Houston Astros on Sept. 7, 2010. A month earlier, he allowed two runs in an 8-7 loss to the Colorado Rockies.

His last win came in a 5-2 win against the Astros. He went five innings in the July 26th win.

He went 10-6 on the season. He had a 4.22 ERA in 113 innings pitched.

“I wish the best for him,” Quade said. “If he can pitch somewhere, that would be fantastic.”

This will be Cashner’s second season with the Cubs. In his first season, he went 2-6 in 53 games.

He was used exclusively out of the bullpen. Cashner pitched in 54 1/3 innings and had a 4.80 ERA.

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When Cashner receives the ball in the fifth game of the season, it’ll be his first start at the Major League level.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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