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Brandon Webb | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/9/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Kentucky
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Brandon Webb is retiring from baseball.
Webb drew a bit of interest this winter from teams like the Mets, Phillies, Marlins and Nationals but he was never offered a contract. The sinkerballing right-hander won the National League Cy Young Award in 2006 with the Diamondbacks and also enjoyed exceptional output in 2007 and 2008, but he eventually developed chronic shoulder issues and was never able to fully recover. The 33-year-old will retire with a superb 3.27 career ERA. Mon, Feb 4, 2013 03:02:00 PM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick lists the Mets, Phillies, Marlins and Nationals among the teams keeping tabs on free agent right-hander Brandon Webb.

The Rockies and Twins have been mentioned most frequently until now. Webb hasn't pitched in the majors since Opening Day of the 2009 season due to nagging shoulder issues, but he's trying another comeback attempt. Now 33 years old, he'll almost certainly have to settle for a minor league contract.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:51:00 AM

The Denver Post's Troy Renck reports that the Rockies "remain interested" in Brandon Webb.

Renck also adds that Webb is "moving closer to setting a date to throw for teams." The former Cy Young winner hasn't pitched in the majors since Opening Day of 2009 due to shoulder issues but evidently thinks he's healthy enough to give it another shot. He'll have to settle for an incentive-laden, non-guaranteed deal.
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies have shown interest in free agent hurlers Brandon Webb and Jeff Karstens.

The 33-year-old Webb has been derailed by shoulder injuries and hasn't pitched in the big leagues since Opening Day of 2009. Karstens turned in a solid 3.97 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 15 starts for the Pirates in 2012. They're each the type of low-risk signings that the pitching-starved Rockies should absolutely consider.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 07:08:00 PM

The Twins will be among the teams at free agent pitcher Brandon Webb's throwing session next month.

Webb hasn't pitched in the majors since Opening Day of 2009, but stated publicly in September that he's hoping to return. The Twins have maintained interest in him this offseason, though the odds are certainly long against him making a comeback. If Webb proves he's finally healthy, he could appeal to teams on a spring training invite.
Sat, Dec 15, 2012 09:45:00 AM

Brandon Webb (shoulder) is hoping to return to the majors this season.

Webb hasn't pitched since Opening Day of the 2009 season but stated publicly in September that he hasn't retired. The Twins recently checked in on him, though they were likely just doing their due diligence. Webb has a history of shoulder problems and will have to prove he's finally healthy before any team takes a chance on him. He may have to settle for a non-guaranteed contract.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 09:43:00 PM

According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN, the Twins have inquired on the availability of Brandon Webb.

Webb stated publicly in September through a webchat on MLB.com that he hasn't retired. He hasn't pitched in the majors since Opening Day of the 2009 season due to persistent shoulder problems, so the odds are certainly long against him making a comeback. With the Twins current woes in the rotation however, they're doing the right thing by exploring any available options.
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 07:10:00 PM

Brandon Webb said in a webchat through MLB.com on Thursday that he hasn't retired.

"I haven't retired yet," said Webb, who underwent rotator cuff surgery last August. "But, I did stop throwing a couple months ago, so I don't know. I may pick up a ball this winter just to see where I'm at and go from there, but nothing as of right now. I'm just kind of hanging out. Nothing finalized yet." Webb is 33 years old and hasn't pitched in the majors since Opening Day of the 2009 season due to persistent shoulder problems, so the odds are against him.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 10:18:00 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that Brandon Webb continues to work out in hopes of latching on with a team at some point.

Webb's agent has been talking up how good his client looks, but he's yet to audition for anyone and obviously no one is beating down the door to sign him. The former Cy Young winner has made one appearance in the majors over the last three years due to shoulder woes, but he's not ready to call it a career.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 12:15:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have "no plans" to watch Brandon Webb at his workout, whenever that may be.

Webb has been throwing on flat ground and is reportedly "free and easy and pain free." He's expected to throw off a mound for scouts of interested teams before long, but it sounds like the Red Sox won't be among those in attendance. The former Cy Young winner has made one appearance in the majors over the last three years due to shoulder woes, but he hasn't given up on a comeback.
Sun, Feb 19, 2012 08:42:00 AM

Brandon Webb has begun throwing on flat ground.

Webb's agent told ESPN's Buster Olney that the veteran right-hander's recent throwing sessions have been "free and easy and pain free." Webb is expected to throw for scouts from interested teams at some point soon and will be looking to land an invitation to a major league camp. The 32-year-old former Cy Young Award winner hasn't appeared in a big league game since 2009.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 03:25:00 PM

Brandon Webb hasn't given up on returning to MLB.

Webb hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2009, and underwent rotator cuff surgery in August. But the 32-year-old right-hander is expected to work out for teams in March and could draw some interest on a non-guaranteed minor league contract.
Sun, Feb 5, 2012 11:31:00 AM

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Brandon Webb (shoulder) began a throwing program in late December and his agent, Jonathan Maurer, said his client's arm feels "strong and loose.''

Webb, who hasn't appeared in a MLB game the last two seasons and appeared in just one in 2009, underwent rotator cuff surgery in August. Someone will likely be willing to offer him a minor league deal, but the odds of the former Cy Young winner ever being an impactful player again are slim.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 11:51:00 AM

Brandon Webb underwent rotator cuff surgery Wednesday.

There's been some confusion as to whether Webb had a full repair of his rotator cuff or had a less invasive procedure. Either way, the former Cy Young winner's career is in jeopardy. He'll begin his rehab work in six weeks.
Sat, Aug 6, 2011 12:12:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Brandon Webb underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Friday.

It was suspected that he'd undergo rotator cuff surgery, but it turns out, as Olney said, that he just needs to have the "delaminated part of his rotator cuff sewn together with a PRP injection." We would assume that means his recovery period would be drastically reduced, but he's still no safe bet to ever throw another pitch in a major league game.
Fri, Jul 22, 2011 07:42:00 PM

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