Carlos Silva just walked off the mound with lower back tightness – and the Mariners rotation is now officially a mess.
Felix Hernandez is the ace, two starts off the disabled list. Erik Bedard remains unavailable with a tender shoulder and no ETA for pitching again. Silva gave up a three-run home run and left the game in pain.
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Jarrod Washburn is being scouted by a half dozen other teams. Miguel Batista can't get outs consistently. And R.A. Dickey is only starting because of injuries to others.
And here comes Boston.