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Sources: Scouts watching Carlos Silva

Updated: March 12, 2011, 8:13 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs right-hander Carlos Silva has been pitching for a rotation spot with the Northsiders, but his spring outings also appear to be an audition for other teams in need of starting pitching.

During Saturday's 7-6 split-squad loss to the Cincinnati Reds, numerous scouts, including three from the Washington Nationals, saw Silva's best performance of the spring. The 31-year-old veteran threw five decent innings, giving up four runs on five hits.

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