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Andrew Cashner wins rotation spot

Updated: March 27, 2011, 4:27 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

Carlos Silva's career with the Chicago Cubs is over, the veteran pitcher said Saturday.

According to general manager Jim Hendry, Andrew Cashner will begin the season as the team's fifth starter.

Hendry said Silva will be given the option to go to Triple-A if he accepts a waiver assignment.

"No chance," Silva said when asked if he'd go to the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate. "That's not on my mind right now. Not at all. That's like I'm an insurance player. I guess ...

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