Just when it seemed the Mariners had gotten over their injury problems, they’re banged up again. One day after Mike Morse had season-ending shoulder surgery and Brad Wilkerson suffered a tight right hamstring, pitcher Carlos Silva has joined the gimpy.
Silva left tonight’s game in the seventh inning of a 2-2 tie after experiencing tightness in his right thigh. He’d just walked Aubrey Huff on five pitches and thrown strike one to Adam Jones when he hesitated on the mound. Trainer Rick Griffin and manager John McLaren went to the mound to check on Silva and, after a brief discussion, McLaren waved in a new pitcher.
Silva walked to the dugout without a noticeable limp, but after he took a seat on the bench he was pointing to the side of his right thigh.
Sean Green took over and struck out Jones.