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Hunter, Webb Make Rehab Starts

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    Tommy Hunter was supposed to be a starting pitcher from the get-go for the Texas Rangers.

    Brandon Webb was a wild card, shot in the dark to come back after having not pitched in the big leagues for two years after winning a Cy Young in 2006.

    So far, neither have pitched for the Rangers this year with Hunter coming the closest as he was re-injured in his final rehab start earlier in the year.

    Hunter started for Triple-A Round Rock and was beaten up pretty good in 3 2/3 innings when he gave up six hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts as Round Rock ended up losing in 10 innings.

    In Midland, Brandon Webb made the start for Double-A Frisco and had some good stuff going in what was his best start in the Rangers system thus far. His velocity was still below ideal, topping out in the mid-80s but he threw three scorless innings while allowing a hit, a walk and recording one strikeout as Frisco topped Midland 10-4.

    Make no mistake, Webb's still got a ways to go, but if he can build off that start he might be in the mix come July, and as we've said all along, anything you get from Webb is gravy.