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Twins find ideal role for Silva

Carlos Silva's perfect start has gone largely unnoticed, except in Minnesota where he's thrived as a starter.

Originally Published: May 14, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

The Minnesota Twins wanted to move Eric Milton's $9 million salary last fall and as they began talking to the Phillies about a deal for the veteran lefty, they quickly asked about Carlos Silva. He was perfect for a lower middle-class team like the Twins: young at 24 years old, cheap at $340,000 annually, and poised to contribute after throwing his heavy sinker for a couple of years in middle relief in Philadelphia.

The Twins wanted Silva. They just weren't exactly sure what they were going ...

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