Brandon Webb is a free agent and it doesn't sound like the Diamondbacks are interested in bringing back the 2006 Cy Young Award winner.
The team sent out a release basically wishing Webb well. It had quotes from three Diamondbacks officials, including new general manager Kevin Towers.
“Although we have not entirely closed the door on Brandon returning to the D-backs next season, I understand the process he and his agent are going through at this time as a free agent,” Towers said in the release. “Brandon was one of the elite pitchers in the National League and a leader on D-backs’ pitching staffs until suffering the injury two years ago. We wish him continued success as he goes through this process.”
Towers saw Webb's final instructional league game last month and was noncommittal in his remarks then. Webb was throwing in the 83-84 mph range in his two-inning stint on Oct. 7 at Chase Field.
Webb's dealt with arm issues since injuring himself on opening day in 2009 and hasn't pitched in the big leagues since. He underwent Tommy John surgery in August, 2009.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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