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Cubs Activate Silva from DL
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs activated right-hander Carlos Silva from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and called up five players from Triple-A Iowa.

Silva was activated and start against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Silva was placed on the disabled list a day after leaving in the first inning on Aug. 1 in a start against the Colorado Rockies with an abnormal heart rate.

He underwent a surgical procedure called cardiac ablation to correct the problem a week later. Silva is 10-5 with a 3.92 ERA.

The Cubs recalled pitchers Justin Berg, Jeff Samardzija, the former Notre Dame receiver, and outfielder Sam Fuld. The Cubs also purchased the contracts of infielder Bobby Scales and outfielder Brad Snyder from Iowa.

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