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Brandon Webb told to lower arm slot following shoulder surgery

May 20, 2010, 1:44 PM EDT

Out since last Opening Day with a shoulder injury that eventually required surgery in August, Brandon Webb said yesterday that the past five months of rehab have “been almost wasting my time” because he was “throwing bad.”
Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Webb met recently with a specialist at the rehab facility connected to Dr. James Andrews’ practice in Alabama and was told his arm slot is too high and needs changing before he can get healthy again. Or as Webb put it: “I have to retain.”
Webb “was hooked up to motion-sensing technology that helped illustrate to him that his arm slot is far too high” and “far higher than how he pitched before surgery.” Webb said he made the change “trying to protect myself going up there, but it’s actually doing the exact opposite.”
The good news is that he’s had no recent setbacks in terms of the actual injury, but Webb won’t be throwing off a mound until he’s fully comfortable with the new, lower arm slot. Arizona is in last place at 17-24 and Webb is an impending free agent making $8.5 million in the final season of his contract, so by the time he’s ready to return there may not be much to play for aside from his next deal.

  1. Jonny5 - May 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    And the Braves are getting effed up bad right now…..

  2. Jonny5 - May 20, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    And right now the Braves are slapping high fives and whatnot over coming back from an 8 run deficit. Awesome! This is the stuff.

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