Results tagged ‘ Carlos Silva ’

8/29 Minor matters & Silva

Kudos to Carlos Silva, who not only paid for the postgame spread for the Class A Peoria team after his rehab outing Friday but also took care of the visiting team. Silva also stuck around to talk to the Minor League players.

Back to the games. Bryan LaHair hit his 21st home run, a two-run shot in the eighth, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 5-4 to Omaha Saturday night. The Iowa Cubs now have a half game lead in the PCL Northern Division. Austin Bibens-Dirkx took the loss, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings.

Trey McNutt gave up four runs, two earned on six hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 8-7 win over Birmingham. It was manager Bill Dancy’s 1,600th win. Russ Canzler hit a walkoff homer in the ninth for the Smokies. Brandon Guyer had four hits and four RBIs.

Nicholas Struck gave up one run on three hits over four innings but took the loss in Daytona’s 3-0 loss to Lakeland. The Cubs were held to four hits.

D.J. Fitzgerald had four hits and four RBIs in Peoria’s 7-1 win over Clinton. Anthony Giansanti had three hits and one RBIs and Hak-Ju Lee had two hits and an RBI.

Alvaro Ramirez had two hits and one RBIs in Boise’s 3-2 loss to Spokane. Brent Ebinger took the loss, giving up three runs on six hits over five innings.

— Carrie Muskat

8/28 Zambrano & Silva updates

Carlos Zambrano rejoined the Cubs on Saturday, did his normal side session and is on schedule to start Monday, opening a three-game series against the Pirates. Zambrano (5-6, 4.64 ERA) had returned to Venezuela to be with family and attend to a nephew who was ill.

“He came back feeling like things were better,” Cubs manager Mike Quade said Saturday. “It’s still on his mind.”

The Cubs got a good report on Carlos Silva’s rehab outing Friday night with Class A Peoria. Silva (10-5, 3.92 ERA) gave up back to back singles in the second inning of a 2 2/3 innings, 50-pitch outing. He will throw on the side Sunday, then make another rehab start Wednesday for Peoria against Kane County.

“His velocity was very good,” Quade said of Silva, whose fastball registered between 91 and 94 mph. “We’ll find a way to use that arm.”

Where they will slot Silva has yet to be determined. Quade will sit down with pitching coach Larry Rothschild and map out a plan once they’re convinced Silva is healthy. The right-hander is coming back from a procedure to correct an abnormal heart rate.

— Carrie Muskat

8/28 Minor matters & Silva update

Jay Jackson gave up three runs on six hits over six innings in Iowa’s 9-8 win over Omaha. Robinson Chirinos, Bryan LaHair, Jason Dubois and Brad Snyder each homered for the I-Cubs. Snyder leads the team with 22 homers. Jeff Gray picked up the save, giving up one hit in the ninth.

* Rafael Dolis gave up two runs on eight hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 5-2 win over Birmingham. Steve Clevenger had three hits and is batting .680 (17-for-25) in his last seven games. Dolis is now 4-0 with a 2.22 ERA in five home starts. The Smokies reduced their magic number for clinching the Southern League Northern Division second half to two with the win.

* Daytona pitchers combined to strike out 17 — including 10 Ks by Alberto Cabrera — but lost 5-1 in 11 innings to Lakeland. Ryan Flaherty had two hits. Kyler Burke tied the game with a RBI single in the seventh.

* Carlos Silva gave up two hits — back to back singles in the second — over 2 2/3 innings in his rehab start for Class A Peoria. The Chiefs beat Cedar Rapids, 3-1. Jae-Hoon Ha and D.J. Fitzgerald each homered for the Chiefs. Fitzgerald’s blast, a two-run homer in the sixth, proved to be the difference. Silva threw 50 pitches, striking out one.

“It’s almost like I didn’t have to worry about my arm,” Silva said after the game. “The main thing was to throw and not think about what was going on, just let it go. That’s what I did.”

Silva is on schedule in his rehab from an abnormal heart rate.

“The plan today was to throw 50 pitches,” he said. “Right now, I’m looking to get back on track. I wanted to use every pitch and I did.”

Silva said he will likely throw on the side Sunday and make one more rehab appearance with the Chiefs Wednesday in Kane County.

* Cam Greathouse gave up two runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out nine, in Boise’s 3-2 win over Tri-City. Pin-Chieh Chen had three hits and three RBIs in Mesa’s 8-7 loss.

— Carrie Muskat

8/27 Carlos Silva update

Carlos Silva threw 50 pitches over 2 2/3 innings in his rehab start Friday night for Class A Peoria. Silva gave up two hits, both singles, and struck out one. The right-hander, who is 10-5 with a 3.92 ERA, has not started for the Cubs since Aug. 1 when he came out of a game against the Rockies after four batters because of an abnormal heart rate. He underwent a procedure to correct that.

— Carrie Muskat

8/25 Silva to Peoria Friday

Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva will make a rehab start Friday for the Class A Peoria Chiefs against Cedar Rapids. Silva, 31, has been on the disabled list because of an abnormal heart rate. He underwent a procedure Aug. 9, and threw a simulated game last Sunday in Chicago. Silva is the third Cubs player to rehab in Peoria this year. Aramis Ramirez and Ted Lilly also made appearances for the Class A team.

— Carrie Muskat

8/22 Silva & Soto update

Carlos Silva threw 30 pitches over two innings in a simulated game Sunday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs want to see how he feels Monday before deciding the next step in his rehab. Silva has been sidelined since undergoing a procedure to correct an abnormal heart rate.

* Geovany Soto was expected to be activated on Monday. He’s been sidelined since Aug. 7 with a sprained ligament in his right shoulder.

— Carrie Muskat

8/18 Soto & Silva updates

Geovany Soto hit off a batting tee for the second day Wednesday and has yet to take batting practice but he is on schedule to be activated Sunday from the disabled list. Soto hit off the tee for the first time since going on the disabled list Aug. 7 with a sprained ligament in his right shoulder.

“I think as far as Geo’s concerned, he’s on track for Sunday, unless there’s a setback,” Lou Piniella said Wednesday.

* Pitcher Carlos Silva, hoping to return to the rotation after undergoing a procedure to correct an abnormal heart rate, threw 40 pitches on the side Wednesday. It was his second bullpen session since he had the cardiac ablation on Aug. 9. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild was to meet with the medical staff to discuss the next step for Silva (10-5, 3.92 ERA), which most likely will include a Minor League rehab start.

— Carrie Muskat

8/17 Injury roundup

Catcher Geovany Soto, on the disabled list with a sprained right shoulder, took batting practice on Tuesday and should be activated on Sunday. Soto, batting .288 with 15 homers and 45 RBIs, has not played since Aug. 6.

* Carlos Silva, who underwent a procedure Aug. 9 to correct an abnormal heart rate, was to throw Wednesday on the side at Wrigley Field. The right-hander, who is 10-5 with a 3.92 ERA, could be scheduled for a rehab outing if all goes well.

* First baseman Derrek Lee was expected back in the lineup Thursday after having an epidural injection in his lower back. Lee, who was batting .251 with 16 homers and 56 RBIs, came out of Sunday’s game because of his back.

* Reliever John Grabow was examined by team orthopedic specialist Stephen Gryzlo on Monday and they were deciding whether to have surgery on his left knee. He has been limited to 28 games  because of a sprain.

— Carrie Muskat

8/16 Carlos Silva update

Carlos Silva threw 25 pitches in the bullpen on Monday, the first time he’s thrown off a mound since undergoing a cardiac ablation one week ago to correct an abnormal heart rate, and was close to making a Minor League rehab start.

“It felt weird but it felt good,” Silva said of his session Monday.

Silva, who came out of his last start Aug. 1 after four batters, had a procedure known as radio frequency catheter ablation (RFCA) performed to prevent recurrence of his paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). The procedure was done Aug. 9.

The right-hander will have another side session Wednesday and then the Cubs medical team will determine the next step. Silva said he felt relieved after Monday’s session.

“Friday was the first time I threw [and played catch],” he said. “I told the trainer I don’t know if it’s mental or what, but I felt like I don’t have to worry about it anymore. I felt loose, that nothing is going to happen. I know nothing bad is going to happen.”

Silva (10-5, 3.92 ERA) said the medical staff told him he’ll feel the difference quickly.

“[The doctor] said, ‘You won’t be as tired any more and this will be better for you,'” Silva said.

— Carrie Muskat

8/9 DeRosa sends 'get well' to Silva

Carlos Silva has a sympathetic friend in former Cubs infielder Mark DeRosa, who underwent the same cardiac ablation procedure in Spring Training 2008 when he was a member of the Cubs.

“The only reason you have to take it easy is not so much the heart but where the catheter goes in and they want to make sure that’s healed,” said DeRosa, now with the Giants.

“It’s definitely scary,” DeRosa said. “I think the toughest thing [Silva] will have to get over is mentally that feeling, ‘Is it ever going to come back?'”

DeRosa, sidelined following surgery on his left wrist, had heart palpitations since he was in high school. Silva thought his problems were caused by adrenaline in games.

Since he had the procedure, DeRosa has not had any recurring problems.

“I think it affected everything,” he said. “It changed a lot of things for me — I felt totally different from how I used to feel. I used to have palpitations during the day. For me not to get [them] was weird.”

Silva was discharged from Northwestern Memorial Hospital Monday after the problem and sent home after a normal period of observation. The right-hander was expected to begin light activity this week and start a throwing program by early next week.

— Carrie Muskat