Tiago da Silva

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Tiago da Silva
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Generales de Durango – No. 22
Born: (1985-03-28) March 28, 1985 (age 38)
São Paulo, Brazil
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
CPBL debut
October 3, 2004, for the Macoto Cobras
Men's Baseball
Representing Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
European Baseball Championship
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2016 Hoofddorp National team

Tiago Felipe Santos da Silva (born March 28, 1985) is a Brazilian-Italian professional baseball pitcher with the Generales de Durango of the Mexican League. From 2008 to 2013 he played with the San Marino Baseball Club of the Italian Baseball League (IBL), posting a 41–12 win–loss record, a 2.00 earned run average, and 490 strikeouts. [1] He has played for the Brazil national baseball team and the Italy national baseball team.



Macoto Cobras

On October 3, 2004, da Silva made his professional debut with the Macoto Cobras of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He became a free agent following the season.

T&A San Marino

After not playing affiliated ball since 2004, da Silva joined the T&A San Marino of the Italian Baseball League for the 2008 season. He played with the club in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He became a free agent after the 2013 season.

Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen

On April 1, 2014, da Silva was assigned to the Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen of the Mexican League. He posted a record of 7–4, a 2.07 ERA, and 29 saves. [1] He was released by the team on December 31, 2014.

Toronto Blue Jays

On January 31, 2015, da Silva signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). [2] He opened the season with the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays, and was promoted to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats on May 2, 2015. [3]

Second stint with Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen

On May 14, he was loaned to the Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen. [4] da Silva was released by the Blue Jays organization in November 2015. [5] da Silva played for the Delfines during the 2016 season as well.

Rieleros de Aguascalientes

On June 24, 2016, da Silva was traded to the Rieleros de Aguascalientes. He finished the 2016 season with the Rieleros.

Generales de Durango

On October 3, 2016, da Silva was traded to the Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen. The Delfines folded after the 2016 season, relocating to become the Generales de Durango. da Silva has played for the Generales through the 2019 season. He did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Mexican League season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. [6]

International career

He was selected for Brazil national baseball team at the 2019 Pan American Games Qualifier [7] and 2021 World Baseball Classic Qualifier.

Additionally, Da Silva played for the Italy national baseball team at the 2008 European Baseball Cup, 2009 European Baseball Cup, 2009 World Baseball Classic and 2013 World Baseball Classic.

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