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Webb Throws to Hitters for First Time

Thursday, Mar 10, 2011  |  Updated 10:30 AM CDT
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Webb Throws to Hitters for First Time

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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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Brandon Webb threw to hitters for the first time this spring training, throwing 62 pitches during batting practice for the Texas Rangers.

After his 14-minute session Wednesday, Webb said he felt good, saying it wasn't his best -- or worst -- pitching.

The 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner hasn't pitched in a major league game since the 2009 opener for Arizona because of shoulder surgery. He signed this offseason with the AL champions, who hope he will be part of their starting rotation, though they know the right-hander likely will not be ready for the start of the regular season.

Webb is scheduled to throw another batting practice session Saturday. The Rangers haven't said when he will pitch in a game.

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