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Carlos Silva
Biographical Information

Sex:M
Age:31
Birth Date:April 23, 1979
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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CARLOS SILVA
Carlos Silva

Biography:Carlos Silva (born April 23, 1979 in BolĂ­var State, Venezuela) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the Minnesota Twins since 2004. Previously, he played for the Philadelphia Phillies (2002-03). He bats and throws right handed. Silva was acquired from Philadelphia in exchange for Eric Milton, who was a staple of the Minnesota rotation since 1998. During May 2006, Silva was demoted to the bullpen after struggling through the beginning of the season. It is hoped he will return to the starting rotation soon, possibly trading positions with struggling #5 starter Scott Baker. Silva's old #3 slot is currently occupied by Francisco Liriano.

Silva throws a mid-nineties fastball, a breaking ball and a changeup. He is known for his relatively quick pace, as he takes very short breaks between pitches. An extreme ground ball pitcher, Silva has excellent command of his pitches, walks few batters and has the ability to prevent home runs.

With the Twins, Silva made a successful conversion from reliever to starter, for one of the biggest surprises in the 2004 season. He posted a 14-8 mark in 203 innings pitched and finished second in the rotation behind Cy Young winner Johan Santana. In 2005 he set the record for walks per 9 innings in the modern era with an average of .43 BB/9 innings.

Through 2004, Silva has posted a 22-9 record with 165 strikeouts and a 4.04 ERA in 374.1 innings.


Chinese Horoscope for Carlos Silva
Includes characteristics and Vices
Carlos Silva's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 28, 1979 - February 15, 1980
Birthday: April 23, 1979

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Invention
Sensitivity
Perseverance
Whimsky
Good Manners
Taste
Vices:
Parasitism
Lack of Foresight
Tardiness
Pessimism
Impracticality
Worry


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Carlos Silva's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: April 23, 1979

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Carlos Silva's Growth Tarot Card The Empress

Birthday: April 23, 2010

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

 

 

 

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