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Posts tagged ‘Brandon Webb’

Roster Moves – August 18th – Week 20

Trades:

  • Atomic Roadrunners receives: Dodgers 3B Casey Blake
  • The Pi Train receives: Rockies OF Brad Hawpe, Marlins 3B Emilio Bonifacio, Marlins RP Matt Lindstrom

FAAB Acquisitions:

  • C/1B Jeff Clement, Pirates ($5 bid, reserve)
  • 2B Rusty Ryal, Diamondbacks ($5 bid, active at MI)

Up:

  • SP Sean West
  • 1B Steve Pearce (to DH)
  • OF Matt Diaz (replaces Hawpe)
  • RP Nick Masset (replaces Lindstrom)

Moves:

  • 3B Casey Blake replaces Bonifacio

Down:

  • SP Johnny Cueto

Cut:

  • SP Brandon Webb
  • OF John Bowker
  • SS Alex Cora

Notes:

  • Mets SS Alex Cora is out for the year to have surgery on both wrists
  • Reds SP Johnny Cueto on the 15-Day DL for a hip pointer

Webb Suffers Setback – Season Now in Doubt?

Brandon Webb’s (shoulder) Friday bullpen session has been canceled due to a setback. Webb’s setback during a throwing session has cast doubt on whether he’ll return to the mound for Arizona this season, the Arizona Republic reports. “He didn’t feel very good,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “So it’s a bad sign for us. We were so positive about where he was in his rehabilitation. He’ll have to get further tests and see our doctors.” We’ll have to wait and see if further tests determine that surgery or extensive rest is required to get Webb healthy again, but the odds of him getting back around the All-Star break appear to be very slim now. Webb has been sidelined since Opening Day with a shoulder injury, but was throwing from flat ground lately and was to step up his rehab to his first mound session Friday. However, he felt pain in his shoulder and the Diamondbacks decided to send him back to Phoenix where he’ll receive further treatment. It now looks like he won’t be anywhere close to returning when the All-Star break rolls around, which was his latest target for a return. (Rotoworld)

Webb To Finally Throw Off Mound in Rehab

Brandon Webb (shoulder) will throw off a mound for the first time since April on Friday, the Arizona Republic reports. “I feel like this past week, the last three times throwing, it’s been real good,” Webb said. “I think it just keeps progressing. We’re moving in the right direction. It feels better than it’s felt since the season started.” No schedule has been mapped out for his minor league rehab assignment, but manager A.J. Hinch said it’s not out of the question that he’ll return before the All-Star break. Unless he starts getting stretched out in the next week or so, we expect him to be out until after the mid-summer classic. (Rotowire)

Webb Moved to 60-Day DL, Still On Track

Brandon Webb was moved to the 60-day DL to clear a space on the 40-man roster for Blaine Boyer, the Arizona Republic reports. Webb is making progress toward a return in July and the move to the 60-day DL won’t change anything regarding his return date anyway. Leo Rosales was sent to Triple-A Reno to clear a space on the active roster. (Rotowire)

Rehabbing Webb Throws Again From Flat Ground

Brandon Webb (shoulder) threw off flat ground Monday for the third time. He is scheduled to do the same once again Tuesday before taking Wednesday off. Webb is still at least one week, possibly two, from throwing off the mound in a bullpen session, according to manager A.J. Hinch. Even a rough idea for his return is hard to guess, but the Diamondbacks are being extra cautious with their ace. A return in late June is our best guess at this point. (Rotoworld)

Webb Hoping To Start A Throwing Program

Brandon Webb (shoulder) is hoping to begin a throwing program during the Diamondbacks’ upcoming road trip, which begins on Friday. Webb will begin by playing catch from various distances. If all goes well, he’ll move on to bullpen sessions and simulated games. He’s still at least a month away from returning to action and setbacks are almost expected. ssuming that everything goes well once he’s throwing again, he is still going to need a few rehab starts to get stretched out, so don’t expect to see Webb back in the Arizona rotation until June at the earliest. (Rotoworld, Rotowire)

Webb Expecting Long Recovery Process

Brandon Webb is expected to begin playing catch in about 10 days as he recovers from a right shoulder strain. Webb anticipates a long recovery process. “We’re probably going to end up riding it out and making sure that it’s totally gone,” he said. Don’t expect him back in the rotation until mid-June, at the earliest. (Rotoworld)

Webb To Be Completely Shut Down for Three Weeks

According to the Arizona Republic, Brandon Webb “will miss at least six more weeks with a strain in his right shoulder.” Webb will be completely shut down for three weeks, but will then need to build back his arm strength. “It’s frustrating because what I feel right now,” Webb said. “I feel fine. Just when I throw is when I get the pain, so hopefully we’ll just give it a little more time to heal, and we’ll be ready to go in a few more weeks. It’s gonna take a little while to get back, pitch count, strength-wise, to get where I need to be.” Yusmeiro Petit will continue to replace Webb in the rotation. “He won’t do anything for a week and then he’ll do some strengthening for two weeks, no throwing,” manager Bob Melvin said, “and then we’ll see where we are after that.” The 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner, who was 22-7 last season, was rocked for six runs in his April 6 start, getting a no-decision in a 9-8 victory over Colorado. He was scrubbed from his next start, then the decision was made to put him on the DL. It’s just his second trip to the disabled list in his seven major league seasons. The other was in 2003. Webb has pitched more than 200 innings in each of his last five seasons. “He’s a guy we’re going to be careful with,” Melvin said before the game. “We’re not going to push him and say ‘See if you can throw through it and see if it loosens up.’ He’s too important for us to try to push through something through that.” With the way the Diamondbacks are going to baby Webb, we likely won’t see him until late May at the earliest. (Rotoworld, CBS Sports)

Webb To Miss At Least Six More Weeks

The Diamondbacks said after Friday’s game that Brandon Webb would be shut down for three weeks after his latest shoulder setback. Arizona is still maintaining that no MRIs have revealed any structural damage, but this seems like a big step to take if that truly was the case. That Webb will go three weeks without throwing suggests that it will be six weeks before he’s back starting for the Diamondbacks, even if there are no additional problems. Yusmeiro Petit should have some value in NL-only leagues in the meantime. Manager Bob Melvin announced the decision after the Diamondbacks lost to San Francisco 5-1 on Friday night. “He won’t do anything for a week and then he’ll do some strengthening for two weeks, no throwing,” Melvin said, “and then we’ll see where we are after that.” Webb’s bullpen session was canceled Friday when the right-hander felt tightness in the shoulder while playing catch. It was supposed to be his second bullpen workout. He felt fine after his first, 33-pitch session on Tuesday. The plan had been for Webb to throw to hitters if Friday’s bullpen went well, then perhaps have him make a minor league start. An MRI showed a small amount of fluid in the shoulder but no structural damage. Webb went on the 15-day disabled list April 13, retroactive to April 7. Right-hander Yusmeiro Petit — 0-1, 6.00 ERA in three appearances, two starts — will continue to take Webb’s place in the rotation.

The 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner, who was 22-7 last season, was rocked for six runs in his April 6 start, getting a no-decision in a 9-8 victory over Colorado. He was scrubbed from his next start, then the decision was made to put him on the DL. It’s just his second trip to the disabled list in his seven major league seasons. The other was in 2003. Webb has pitched more than 200 innings in each of his last five seasons. “He’s a guy we’re going to be careful with,” Melvin said before the game. “We’re not going to push him and say ‘See if you can throw through it and see if it loosens up.’ He’s too important for us to try to push through something through that.” With the way the Diamondbacks are going to baby Webb, we likely won’t see him until late May at the earliest. Keep the must-start Fantasy SP reserved until further notice. (Rotoworld, CBS Sports)

Webb Suffers Setback – Still Experiencing Shoulder Tightness

Brandon Webb (shoulder) suffered a setback in rehab Friday. Oh no. Webb was forced to cancel a bullpen throwing session after feeling tightness in his shoulder while playing catch. An MRI revealed fluid buildup but no structural damage. The Diamondbacks will now figure out a new game plan for the starter. (Rotoworld)