Mariners Insider Blog

The Buffalo Is Down & Out

A remarkably bad year has ended early for Carlos Silva, a right-hander for whom nothing has gone right since April.

At one point, he was 3-0 for Seattle, then went an improbable 1-15 and suffered through losing streaks and back pain.

Scheduled to make his last start on Thursday, Silva has been scratched because of back problems.

Someone - probably a reliever - will start in his place.

Silva has had the kind of year you wouldn't wish on anyone. When he pitched well, he got no run support. And when he pitched poorly, no amount of run support was enough.

Like Kenji Johjima, Silva has three years left on his contract. Based on this season, it's to imagine him not being in camp with the Mariners next spring, pitching for a spot in the rotation.