(2/11/2010) The Padres released 12 minor league players, including SP Walter Silva, who made six starts for the big league team last season. Also let loose were pitchers Will Startup, Matt Teague, Andrew Morton, Andrew Bovich and Colin Lynch; outfielders Angel Mercado, Brian Joynt and Jason Codiroli; and infielders Seth Johnston, Julian Alvarez and Joey Railey.
Silva outrighted to Triple-A
(7/13/2009) Padres farm hand Walter Silva has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A. He had been designated for assignment.
(7/7/2009) From The Sports Xchange: RHP Walter Silva, who made the Padres out of spring training on a tryout from the Mexican League, might have made his last start for the Padres on Monday night in Arizona. Silva gave up three runs on seven hits and lasted just 3 1/3 innings. His ERA for four starts since returning from Triple-A Portland on June 20 is 10.20, and his average start has lasted 3 2/3 innings. RHP Tim Stauffer, the Padres' first-round pick in 2003 who missed all of 2008 following shoulder surgery, could be next in line for a shot at the rotation. He took a perfect game into the sixth at Triple-A Portland on Monday night and allowed no runs on two hits over eight innings.
Silva unable to last through four
(7/6/2009) Padres SP Walter Silva, a 32-year-old rookie out of the Mexican League, continued to look overmatched in the major leagues Monday at Arizona, allowing three runs on seven hits with one walk and one strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. He managed to avoid the loss thanks to the help of the Padres bullpen.
Silva has another bad outing
(7/2/2009) San Diego SP Walter Silva retired the first 10 Astros batters before the game got out of hand in the fourth. Houston scored three runs on five singles and a walk before three more scored on third baseman Chase Headley's throwing error on Moehler's grounder with two outs. Silva retired Michael Bourn on a soft liner to first to open the fourth, then allowed singles to Miguel Tejada, Lance Berkman, Carlos Lee and Geoff Blum that gave the Astros a 2-1 lead. After Ivan Rodriguez flied out, Darin Erstad walked to load the bases and Kaz Matsui singled in a run. Moehler hit a grounder to Headley, who hesitated and stutter-stepped. His throw to first skipped past Adrian Gonzalez, clearing the bases. Silva (0-2) had his second straight short outing. He lasted only four innings, allowing five hits and six runs, three earned.
Padres' Silva a disaster at Texas
(6/27/2009) Padres SP Walter Silva, making his second start since returning from Triple-A Portland a week ago, looked like he could use more seasoning Friday at Texas. He allowed nine runs -- eight earned -- on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings, issuing four walks and recording one strikeout in the loss.
Silva gets ND after recall
(6/21/2009) San Diego SP Walter Silva, promoted from Triple-A Portland earlier Saturday, allowed three runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings in a no decision against the Athletics. He struck out four and walked two. His ERA in three starts this season in 6.00.
LeBlanc, Silva to join Padres rotation
(6/18/2009) MLB.com reports that Padres SPs Wade LeBlanc and Walter Silva will join the Padres rotation. LeBlanc will go Friday against Oakland, while Silva will throw Saturday.
Silva off DL, demoted to minors
(5/27/2009) The Padres activated rookie pitcher Walter Silva from the 15-day DL and his rehab assignment, but sent him to Triple-A on options Tuesday night.
Silva makes rehab start Tuesday
(5/6/2009) San Diego RP Walter Silva made a Triple-A rehab start for Portland on Tuesday after his originally planned start on Monday was rained out. Silva lasted 2 2/3 innings against Colorado Springs and allowed two earned runs on two hits. He walked two and had one strikeout.
Silva set to begin rehab assignment
(5/5/2009) The Padres have sent Walter Silva (forearm) to begin a Triple-A rehab assignment Tuesday.
Silva placed on 15-day DL
(4/18/2009) The San Diego Padres will place right-hander Walter Silver on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm. Right-hander Josh Geer will be recalled Sunday and start for Silva stead against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Silva was injured batting in the second inning against the Mets on Monday. He collected his first Major League hit in that at-bat. Padres manager Bud Black says Silva's stay on the DL list could extend beyond 15 days and likened the strain to the one that sidelined pitcher Cha Seung Baek late in Spring Training, forcing him to the disabled list.
Silva to miss next start
(4/16/2009) Padres SP Walter Silva will miss his next scheduled start with a strained right forearm. The 32-year-old rookie was injured while batting in the second inning of the Padres' 6-5 victory over the Mets on Monday night. Manager Bud Black said the club is still working out who will start Sunday at Philadelphia.
Silva only worse in second start
(4/13/2009) Padres SP Walter Silva, a veteran of the Mexican League who allowed nine baserunners in five innings in his first start, couldn't even last a full five in his second start Monday at the Mets. He gave up five runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings, walking three and striking out two, but managed to avoid the loss.
Silva not bad in big-league debut
(4/9/2009) Padres SP Walter Silva pitched five effective innings in his major-league debut Wednesday against the Dodgers. The 32-year-old right-hander allowed two runs and five hits, walked four and struck out one. He didn't factor in the decision.
Silva preps for MLB debut
(4/8/2009) Padres SP Walter Silva is scheduled to make his big league debut Wednesday night against the Dodgers. After spending his entire career in the Triple-A Mexican League, the Padres invited him to spring training and purchased his contract on Sunday. Los Angeles manager Joe Torre said the Dodgers do have a scouting report on Silva, even if it's not very extensive. "Chances are somebody has seen him pitch, in winter ball or somewhere," Torre said.
Silva makes 25-man roster
(4/5/2009) San Diego purchased the contract of RP Walter Silva on Sunday, reports MLB.com. Silva made the 25-man roster out of spring training and will pitch out of the bullpen for the Padres.
Silva touched up by the Angels
(4/4/2009) San Diego rookie SP Walter Silva allowed five earned runs and eight hits in a spring game against the Angels on Friday. The rookie struck out four batters in the game, walked another and allowed a home run to Vladimir Guerrero.
(3/22/2009) San Diego SP Walter Silva, in competition for the final spot in the Padres' rotation, gave up one run in four innings on Saturday against the Giants. He allowed two singles and a walk. "So far, he's been very good," San Diego manager Bud Black said.
Silva among Padres starter options
(3/3/2009) From the The Sports Xchange: Signed on the recommendation of brothers Adrian and Edgar V. Gonzalez, the 32-year-old Walter Silva was 7-8 last season with a 4.21 ERA in the Mexican League. The Padres are looking for starters beyond right-handers Jake Peavy, Chris Young and Cha Seung Baek. Silva joins a list of candidates that includes former Giant Kevin Correia, Jae Kuk Ryu, the injured Mark Prior and homegrown prospects Josh Geer and Wade LeBlanc. There are more candidates, but those are the front-runners for the final three spots. Padres manager Bud Black saw Silva pitch for Mexico in February's Caribbean Series. "I saw a fastball that was at 90," Black told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I saw a nice slider, a curve and a changeup. He's a good competitor. We're going to look at Silva as a starter and see where he fits. He adds some depth to our situation."