9/5 Silva eager for Tuesday's start

Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva is looking forward to Tuesday’s start, his first since Aug. 1.

“I feel very good, I feel great,” Silva said Sunday. “My arm, my velocity, I feel really good.”

He’s had no trouble with his heart since his last start, when he was pulled after four batters because of an abnormal heart rate. He underwent a cardiac ablation on Aug. 9 and has felt strong.

“[The doctor] said I should feel a lot better than before and I should feel like a new guy,” Silva said. “That’s what I want to do is finish strong. What happened before is already gone, the bad things, the good things. Right now, the only thing I’m looking for is to finish strong and have a positive mind for next year. It’s like when you get hurt, you want to pitch one more game before the season ends because you want to be positive and feel healthy.”

— Carrie Muskat

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