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Brandon Webb, who won the NL Cy Young Award in 2006 and was one of the top pitchers in baseball before being beset by arm injuries, is retiring.
The right-hander's agents, Mike Montana and Jonathan Maurer of Millennium Sports Management, confirmed Monday night that Webb was calling it a career.
''He has worked so hard over the past three years to come back but his shoulder just wouldn't allow it to happen,'' Montana said in an email. ''He's a first class guy with a great family that he'll get to spend more time with now.''
The 33-year-old Webb hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009 because of shoulder problems. He came up with Arizona in 2003 and had a 2.84 ERA in 180 innings. He pitched more than 200 innings each of the next five seasons for the Diamondbacks, using his heavy sinker to win a Cy Young and earn three All-Star selections. He finished second in the Cy Young voting in both 2007 and '08, winning a total of 40 games those seasons.
He threw four innings with the Diamondbacks in 2009, leaving his first start of the season with an aching shoulder and missing the rest of the season. In 2011, he signed with the Texas Rangers, but never pitched in a regular-season game.
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Brandon Webb has decided to retire from baseball. His
agents, Jonathan Maurer and Mike Montana of Millennium Sports, broke the news
to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, making it known that the 33-year-old will not pursue
"With retirement, Brandon looks forward to focusing on
more time with his family,'' the statement said. "He would like to...
Brandon Webb’s sinking fastball made him one of the more difficult pitchers to face in the middle part of the last decade. He won a Cy Young in 2006 and finished second in the balloting in each of the two years to follow. He retired today, and baseball bats everywhere took a sigh of relief. Webb’s natural sinking action on his fastball resulted in Major Leaguers breaking...
Former Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon Webb is retiring at age 33, according to his agents. Webb hasn't pitched in the majors since starting on Opening Day 2009 for the Diamondbacks. He won the NL Cy Young award with Arizona in 2006, and was the runner-up in both 2007 (won by Jake Peavy) and 2008 (won by Tim Lincecum), making the NL All-Star team in all three of...
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Former Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb, the 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner, is officially retiring from baseball, according to his agents.
Webb, 33, announced his retirement Monday in a statement released by agents Jonathan Maurer and Mike Montana.
"With retirement, Brandon looks forward to focusing on more time with his family," the statement...
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