May 4, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT
With his velocity too far down to make a minor league rehab assignment a possibility, Brandon Webb will stop pitching in games in extended spring training in order to work on his mechanics.
The Rangers seem to be hoping that Webb can build some arm strength by focusing on his delivery in bullpen sessions. Reports had him working at 79-81 mph in his last appearance, which is a good five mph short of where he’d need to be to stand any sort of chance against major league hitters.
Webb, who last pitched in the majors since April 2009, typically worked at 87-90 mph while winning 56 games in a three-year span from 2006-08.
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