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Brandon Webb still rehabbing, willing to pitch out of bullpen

Apr 18, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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Brandon Webb is now more than two full years removed from his last big-league start, but the former Cy Young winner is still trying to get healthy following shoulder surgery and said yesterday that he’d be willing to pitch out of Texas’ bullpen once he does come off the disabled list.

Webb, who threw a 70-pitch bullpen session yesterday, said that he’d still rather start but “would do it … if it’s a chance to pitch.”

T.R. Sullivan of reports that Webb “is still 4-6 weeks away from completing his comeback,” so while the Rangers’ rotation looks full and is performing very well right now plenty of things could change between now and late May. On the other hand, Texas will also get starters Tommy Hunter and Scott Feldman back from the DL at some point, perhaps before Webb.

Webb’s only career relief appearance came in his MLB debut and since then he’s made 198 starts, the last of which came on Opening Day of 2009. There’s no sense in worrying about Webb’s role at this point, because he’s no longer a particularly strong bet to contribute significantly this season and if he does come back in 4-6 weeks looking good and healthy the Rangers will figure out a way to use of their $3 million investment.

  1. banksatdixie - Apr 18, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Hang it up hoss, you’re done.

  2. saucepaws - Apr 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    I’d say the odds of him pitching in the big leagues again are pretty slim – unless he figures out how to throw a mean knuckler…

  3. The Common Man/ - Apr 18, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    “T.R. Sullivan of reports that Webb ‘is still 4-6 weeks away from completing his comeback,'”

    I think that should read, “is still 4-6 weeks away from suffering another setback, delaying, yet again, his comeback…”

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