Carlos Silva made a minor league rehab start with Single-A Peoria on Friday night, his first appearance since undergoing a minor cardiac procedure to remedy an abnormal heart beat earlier this month.
Silva allowed just two hits — both of them singles — over 2 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out one and walking none. According to Kevin Capie of the Peoria Journal Star, Silva came away from the outing feeling great.
“It’s almost like I did not have to worry about my arm,” Silva said.
“The main thing was to throw and not think about what was going on, just
let it go. That’s what I did.”
Silva is on track to make his second rehab start with Single-A Peoria Wednesday. Barring any setbacks, he is expected to be activated from the disabled list, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.
The 31-year-old right-hander has completely reinvented himself to go 10-5 with 3.92 ERA over 20 starts this season. Let’s hope his unlikely comeback story continues.