MRI reveals damage in Silva's shoulder
Mariners right-hander seeking second opinion this week
SEATTLE -- A MRI exam on right-hander Carlos Silva's right shoulder on Monday showed an internal impingement and fraying of the labrum and rotator cuff.A Mariners official said results of the exam would be sent to David Altcheck, an orthopedist, for a second opinion. A further update will be forthcoming later this week. Silva, who is in the second year of a four-year, $48 million contract, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 9 with a sore shoulder. He has a 1-3 record and 8.48 ERA in six starts. Silva started the 2008 season with three consecutive wins, but then lost 15 of his final 16 decisions.
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