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Brandon Webb still hoping to make 6-8 starts this season

Jul 6, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT

Brandon Webb hasn’t pitched since Opening Day of last year thanks to multiple setbacks on the road back from shoulder surgery, but is encouraged enough by recent progress that he’s hoping to rejoin the Diamondbacks’ rotation for 6-8 starts before the end of the season.
“It’s still a ways off, but I can definitely say I’m encouraged by everything I’ve done,” Webb told Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic. “The light is there. It’s still dim, but it’s there, and it’s very reachable.”
Of course, Webb said almost the exact same thing a month ago when he talked about seeing “a little light at the end of the tunnel.”
At this point there’s no real urgency with his return because the Diamondbacks are already out of contention, Webb is an impending free agent, and there’s little chance of him getting healthy in time to be showcased for potential trade suitors before the July 31 (or perhaps even August 31) deadline.

  1. Boo Hoo Florio picked on your team - GET OVER IT - Jul 7, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    I’m actually a little angry at this guy. He held the AZ front office ransom during the offseason and refused to take a paycut. They had many concerns that he wouldn’t have a fully healthy season (and they were dead on correct) but he is quite popular with the fans and letting him sign with another team would have given the team a black eye in PR. Now he’s getting paid a million dollars or more per start this year and probably will still walk in the winter and pitch healthy for another team. He owes Arizona a big favor now.

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