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Brandon Webb pulled off rehab with more shoulder issues

Jun 2, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT

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Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram passes along word that veteran right-hander Brandon Webb had to be pulled off his minor league rehab assignment Thursday after renewed inflammation was discovered in his rotator cuff.

Webb surrendred five earned runs on eight hits during a 3 1/3-inning rehab start on Monday afternoon at Double-A Frisco. It was his first appearance in a professional game since the first week of the 2009 regular season.

The 32-year-old has been prescribed anti-inflammatories and will continue playing catch on a near-daily basis, but he won’t be allowed to resume his minor league rehab assignment for another seven days per Major League Baseball policy.

With his shoulder still nagging and his fastball velocity still residing somewhere between 81 and 84 MPH, it’s probably safe to wonder at this point whether we’ll ever see Webb take another major league mound.

  1. aceshigh11 - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    I feel bad for this guy. He won 22 games THREE YEARS AGO.

    Amazing. Hopefully his luck changes, but it’s not looking good at all.

  2. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 2, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    I wish him luck as well. But honestly, he never got over 85 mph in an outing. That isnt big league stuff. Millwood, Harden, and Webb should face reality, they’re done.

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