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Webb BP Session Not Up to Par

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Brandon Webb #33 of the Texas Rangers gets ready to deliver a pitch at Surprise Stadium on February 18, 2011 in Surprise, Arizona.

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In his continued effort to return to the game after not pitching but four innings since the 2008 season.

In that 2008 season, he finished second in the NL Cy Young voting for the second straight season after winning it in 2006. He obviously has talent, and one of the best sinkers in all of baseball.

But his road back to starting for the Texas Rangers hit some road spikes on Monday when he threw a live batting practice session to some Frisco Rough Riders hitters.

The good news? His ailing shoulder felt no pain following the session.

The bad news? He couldn't control his pitches.

Webb hit three batters and was all over the place, leaving him frustrated.

"It went bad," Webb told the Star-Telegram's Anthony Andro. "I was pretty wild."

Andro reported that he threw about 70 pitches and is scheduled to throw again on Friday in Baltimore.

At this point, the Rangers would be fortunate to get Webb ready for game action by May.

And caution yourself, Rangers fans. If and when Webb returns, he'll be far from his Cy Young self. If he could be a No. 3 or No. 4 starter, the Rangers would count themselves lucky. If he can return to form, the Rangers would owe the baseball gods some kind of sacrifice.

Related Topics Brandon Webb, Cy Young, Rehab
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