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Brandon Webb is still on the comeback trail

Feb 5, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

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Brandon Webb last appeared in a big league game on Opening Day in 2009 and has undergone a series of major shoulder procedures since. But the 32-year-old is still fighting — still trying to make it back.

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Webb is planning to throw for major league teams “sometime in March” in the hopes of landing a minor league contract and invitation to spring training.

The right-hander was struggling to hit 85 mph on the radar gun at last check and no longer possesses the effectiveness on his sinker that led him to the 2006 National League Cy Young Award (and second-place finishes in ’07 and ’08). But it’s feasible that he could land a camp invite if he displays good health and improved velocity in his March workout.

  1. yettyskills - Feb 5, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    It would be great to see but I have my doubts

  2. ironhorseblues - Feb 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    as a Diamondbacks fan I loved watching this guy pitch. I really hope he makes it back…

  3. cmoneysportstalk - Feb 5, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    I think Brandon Webb, if healthy, would be a great 4th or 5th pitcher in a rotation. As a RedSox fan, I hope we give him a long hard look and give him a Spring Training invite.

  4. sunsation3413 - Feb 6, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Sorry but half of his issue is all in his head. I hope he realizes this may be his last shot in the majors and can get past it and actually pitch.

  5. nflinla - Feb 6, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    This guy was a beast a few years back.

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