Webb (elbow) is optimistic that he'll be able to return from the injured list after the 10-day minimum, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Webb was placed on the shelf Monday due to a right elbow impingement, though he believes the issue to be minor. A timeline for his return likely won't be announced until the results from the right-hander's MRI and CT scan are revealed, however. Webb will be eligible to return from the injured list beginning July 23.
Webb was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow impingement Monday.
The move was made retroactive to Saturday, so Webb could return as soon as next Tuesday if healthy. It's not yet clear how much time he's expected to miss. Huascar Ynoa was recalled in a corresponding move.
Webb struck out one with one walk through 1.1 scoreless innings to record his second save in a 13-7 win over the Pirates on Monday.
Webb entered the game with two outs in the eighth inning with two runners on base and quickly forced a groundout before delivering a scoreless ninth inning to nail down his second save. Webb has a 3-0 record with a 2.57 ERA through 21 innings.
Webb (3-0) picked up the win in Sunday's extra-inning victory over the Cardinals, tossing a perfect ninth inning.
Atlanta was down 3-0 entering the ninth, but after the offense posted a three-spot in the top of the frame, Webb needed only seven pitches to produce weak contact from the heart of the Cards' order and sent the game to extras. He then got rewarded when his teammates tacked on another run in the top of the 10th. Webb has been sharp since joining the Atlanta bullpen in mid-April, collecting three wins, three holds and a save in 18 appearances with a 1.72 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 16:6 K:BB through 15.2 innings.
Webb struck out one and retired the only two batters he faced to record his first save in a 3-1 win over the Padres on Monday.
After picking up his first win in his last appearance, Webb recorded the first save of his major-league career. The right-hander breezed through 0.2 innings, forcing a groundout and a strikeout to end the game. Luke Jackson and A.J. Minter were unavailable, but Webb could have a chance to earn more opportunities if he keeps producing. The right-hander hasn't allowed a run through six appearances this season.
Webb was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Webb was one of Gwinnett's top relievers last season with a 3.13 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 34:11 K:BB over 31.2 innings, and he turned that into an early-season promotion in 2019. The 25-year-old will look to make his major-league debut with the Braves, likely in a low-leverage spot.
The Braves optioned Webb (hand) to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
Webb wasn't likely to pitch over the next couple days after sustaining a hand contusion over the weekend, but the injury never really affected his chances of breaking camp with the big club. The right-hander's lack of prior big-league experience always made it likely that he'd open the season in the minors, though his place on the 40-man roster gives him a decent shot at surfacing in Atlanta at some point in 2019. Webb was one of Gwinnett's top relievers upon receiving a promotion from Double-A Mississippi last season, as he turned in a 3.13 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 34:11 K:BB In 31.2 innings.
Webb is day-to-day with a bruised hand, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Webb was struck by a line drive Sunday against the Marlins and appeared to be in significant pain. Luckily for him, he seems to have avoided a fracture, so his absence is unlikely to be a particularly long one.
Webb exited Sunday's spring game against the Marlins after being hit by a liner in the left forearm area, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
Webb appeared to be in significant pain as he left the field. The right-hander should be considered day-to-day until more is known on the injury.
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