Tag:Jonathan Maurer
Posted on: July 22, 2011 7:11 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 7:59 pm
 

No 'major' surgery for Webb

Brandon WebbBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Brandon Webb will not undergo rotator cuff surgery on Aug. 1 as previously reported. Instead, he will have arthroscopic surgery on the ailing right shoulder. His agent, Jonathan Maurer, said no "major" work would be done on the shoulder.

There had been reports -- and they had been confirmed by Webb's agent -- that the former Cy Young winner would undergo rotator cuff surgery, but further tests on Friday determined he will not undergo the surgery to have the delaminated part of the rotator cuff reattached. It's still doubtful Webb will pitch again this season, but his career is not over, Maurer said.

"He will be back for sure," Maurer wrote in a text earlier on Friday.

Webb signed a one-year deal worth $3 million with the Rangers in December with bonuses for innings pitched and days on the roster that could reach another $5 million. He obviously hit none of those, making just four starts for Double-A Frisco. He went 0-2 with a 9.75 ERA, allowing 21 hits and 13 runs in 12 innings. He struck out eight and walked six.

Webb hasn't pitched in the majors since opening day of 2009 for the Diamondbacks. He had shoulder debridement surgery in August of 2009 and tried to come back for Arizona at the end of last season.

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Posted on: December 6, 2010 3:13 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2010 3:27 pm
 

Mets interested in Young, Francis

The Mets are apparently scared off by the risks of Brandon Webb and his shoulder  and are instead looking at Chris Young and Jeff Francis for their rotation, Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweets.

Webb isn't going to go without a team, though. The Cubs and Nationals have already met with his agent, Jonathan Maurer before the meetings. Maurer has talked to at least 10 teams. The Pirates could also be interested in Webb, the former Cy Young winner, as well as the Reds.

Young and Francis are hardly sure-bets. Young has missed most of the last two seasons with shoulder injuries. Francis was hurt much of 2008 before missing all of 2009 and was 4-6 with a 5.00 ERA in 20 games for the Rockies in 2010.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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