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Brandon Webb threw batting practice today and “it went bad”

Apr 4, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

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Brandon Webb‘s ongoing recovery from 2009 shoulder surgery hit another potential roadblock today, as the former Cy Young winner threw 70 pitches of batting practice and said afterward that “it went bad”:

I was pretty wild. I felt fine, but I was just all over the place. It wasn’t like my last pen. After my last pen, I was like this is pretty good. I thought after that I would be ready for a sim game.

Not feeling any pain qualifies as good news, but everything else was bad. Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Webb hit three batters and won’t be making a scheduled simulated game start later this week. He’s not quite all the way back to square one, but obviously Webb making any sort of contribution to the Rangers this month is all but ruled out and even May seems optimistic.

  1. jwbiii - Apr 4, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    That’s an odd pose in that photo. It looks like something from the 19th century.

  2. baseballisboring - Apr 4, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    meh. definitely pessimistic about his chances, but i’m hoping he can come back and help the rangers. not cause i root for the rangers, but damn he was fun to watch just a few years ago.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 5, 2011 at 2:53 PM

    would be nice to see this guy make a comeback

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