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Brandon Webb slated to throw simulated game Monday

Apr 1, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

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Currently on the disabled list as part of his now two-year recovery from shoulder surgery, Brandon Webb threw 65 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday and is hoping to pitch a simulated game Monday.

Webb expressed some optimism following yesterday’s session, telling Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com that his “breaking ball and changeup were good, movement was excellent. It was good, the best one so far.”

Assuming he avoids a setback during the simulated game Webb’s next step would likely be a minor-league rehab assignment at Double-A, according to Watkins. Joining the Rangers’ rotation in May remains a best-case scenario for the former Cy Young winner.

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