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Webb to Have Rotator Cuff Surgery

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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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Rangers pitcher Brandon Webb will have rotator cuff surgery for his hurt shoulder.

A post on a Ranger-affiliated blog says Webb will have the surgery by Aug. 1, and that it's expected the 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner will be out for the season.

Dr. Keith Meister, the Rangers' team doctor also operated on Webb's right shoulder in August 2009.

"Dr. Meister will surgically scope Brandon's right shoulder in an effort to clean up his shoulder," assistant general manager Thad Levine said.

Texas gave Webb a $3 million, one-year contract last winter with hopes that he might be able to join the rotation by mid-season.

Webb hasn't pitched in the majors since the 2009 season opener for Arizona. Before that, he had pitched more than 200 innings in five consecutive seasons for the Diamondbacks.

Webb has an 87-62 record with a 3.27 ERA in 199 career games, all with the Diamondbacks from 2003-09.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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