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Brandon Webb is throwing again

Feb 16, 2012, 9:39 PM EDT

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Brandon Webb hasn’t appeared in a major league game since Opening Day of the 2009 season due to lingering shoulder woes. He latched on with the Rangers last offseason, but struggled over four minor league rehab starts before requiring another surgery in August. However, he’s still working hard to get his career back on track.

Buster Olney of ESPN.com was told by Webb’s agent, Jonathan Maurer, that the 32-year-old right-hander is currently throwing “free and easy and pain free” off flat ground and hopes to throw in front of scouts at some point.

Webb’s velocity was nowhere to be found during his rehab starts last year and and he endured plenty of setbacks following his previous surgery, so his current comeback attempt faces pretty long odds. Just in case it wasn’t obvious enough already, shoulder injuries sure are a drag.

  1. Jason @ IIATMS - Feb 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Amazing how elbow injuries are routine at this point whereas shoulder injuries are nearly a pitcher’s end-game. Hope Webb can make it back.

  2. muckthefets23 - Feb 16, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    I don’t know which story is more of a letdown, this or Mark Prior….

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