Arizona Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb has decided to opt for season-ending shoulder surgery after months of attempted rehab. He has not been able to pitch since Opening Day of this season and can only throw at half speed on flat ground before feeling any kind of tension. In 2010 the Diamondbacks hold an option for Webb at $8.5 million or can buy out the deal for $2 million.
Webb’s career to this point has been nothing but positive, as he has only been injured for 15 days tracing back to 2003 when he had right elbow tendinitis. He won the NL Cy Young Award in 2006, and was the runner up in 2007 and 2008. From 2004-2008 he has thrown over 200 innings. He was one of the leading contributors to the Diamondbacks NL West title in 2007. If all goes well with surgery and rehabilitation, Webb should be ready to go for next season.
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