Walter Silva

#27SP,
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born:
College: None
Birth Place: Mazatlan, Mexico
Draft: Undrafted
  • Gyorko showing benefits of a healthy knee
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Gyorko showing benefits of a healthy knee

    For an instant following Tuesday night’s game against the Padres, Cardinals third baseman Jedd Gyorko briefly broke form. Discussing the two-run home run he hit in the fourth inning — his third home run in five games — Gyorko complimented himself. “It wasn’t a terrible pitch — I went back and looked at it — but just put a good swing on it,” Gyorko said of the slider thrown by Padres pitcher Clayton Richard that he knocked into the seats in left field. “That swing’s starting to come around.” Gyorko’s interactions with the media are rarely colorful. For instance, when asked after the game about his success against the Padres, the team that drafted him and traded him to the Cardinals last season,

  • Dusty Baker on Daniel Murphy, the Nats’ depth plus more before series in Houston
    Federal Baseball

    Dusty Baker on Daniel Murphy, the Nats’ depth plus more before series in Houston

    Daniel Murphy was scuffling, in a 1 for 11 stretch over three games that followed back-to-back, two-hit games against the Los Angeles Angels last week in Washington. Dusty Baker saw the signs and noticed his second baseman needed a break, so he gave him a night off on Saturday after he’d initially penciled the 32-year-old infielder in the lineup against the San Diego Padres in Petco Park. “I could see he wasn’t moving real, real smoothly the last couple days,” Baker said, as quoted by MASN’s Mark Zuckerman. “So part of my job is to notice - whether it’s personality changes, physical changes, whatever I see - differences between one day to the next. And Murph doesn’t come and tell me. I’m going

  • Venezuelans make a big impression at Little League World Series
    Los Angeles Times

    Venezuelans make a big impression at Little League World Series

    The Venezuelan team showed up at the Little League World Series last week with the tiniest player, the smallest rooting section and some of the longest odds to win the title. It bowed out of the tournament Tuesday, losing 8-0 to Mexico. Along the way its players won over fans in two countries with their heart, courage and sportsmanship. “It’s really important,” coach Luis Romero said in Spanish. “It’s a little happiness that we’re sending to the country in the middle of all the sadness there.” That the players and coaches even made it here is a triumph given the obstacles they faced in getting out of South America. Although tournament organizers pay for travel and housing, the teams are responsible