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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 thank
all the countless coaches, players and friends for their support during his
Webb broke into the majors at age 24 with the Arizona
Diamondbacks. He received consideration for National League Rookie of the Year
that season, and he continued to post impressive numbers during his time with
Arizona. He won the NL Cy Young Award as a 27-year-old and averaged over 30
starts per season over his first six years with the Diamondbacks.
However, Webb then ran into injury issues, specifically involving
his throwing shoulder. The last time he appeared at the major league leve...
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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...
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...
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels might have spoken too soon in his Tuesday media conference call.
Daniels said that Jurickson Profar, the No. 1 prospect in baseball, had informed the club that he had decided not to play in the World Baseball Classic for the Netherlands this year.
Once word got back to Profar's native Curacao Tuesday of that decision, Profar is now...
The Texas Rangers are heading to Arizona next week with expectations that outfielder Nelson Cruz will be with the team.
Cruz's name surfaced in a report on performance enhancing drugs in a Miami clinic. The report said Cruz bought 4,000 in PEDs. Last week Cruz denied the allegations through his lawyers.
Texas general manager Jon Daniels sees Cruz as his right fielder but...
A week from today the Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers will report to camp in Surprise.
The Rangers are hoping the spring leads to a fourth-consecutive trip to the postseason but they'll have their work cut out for them after an uneven offseason.
Texas general manager Jon Daniels talked with beat writers for nearly 40 minutes Tuesday about the state of the Rangers as they...
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...
Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers report to Surprise, Ariz., next Tuesday and the return of baseball can't come soon enough for Texas fans.
It's been an interesting offseason since the Rangers were bounced in the American League wild-card game by Baltimore last year. Josh Hamilton is gone. Michael Young too. So is Mike Napoli. A.J. Pierzynksi is now a Ranger. And Joakim...
The Texas Rangers will go to spring training with the expectation that Nelson Cruz will be their right fielder.
Cruz was among several players named in a story last week by an alternative newspaper in Miami, alleging they used banned performance-enhancing drugs. Major League Baseball is investigating and has asked the Miami News Times for records it obtained for the story.
The Texas Rangers had what some may consider a rough offseason with the departure of slugger Josh Hamilton and fan-favorite Mike Napoli while failing to sign any big free agent names like former American League Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke. Now the club also awaits news on a possible suspension for outfielder Nelson Cruz being linked to a Miami clinic that allegedly supplied...
Former catcher Ivan Rodriguez, one of the best Texas Rangers of all time, may have a presence in spring training with the Rangers this year.
Rodriguez announced his retirement from baseball last year in Arlington after 21 years in the majors, 13 of which were with the Rangers.
"That is something that we're working on," Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said...
The Texas Rangers selected sidearming right-hander Coty Woods in this offseason's Rule 5 Draft, and the reliever will get a chance to crack the Rangers' bullpen in spring training. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the 24-year-old prospect with an in-depth scouting report.
With Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner, eligible to play another three seasons at Texas A&M, it's hard to imagine another top-rated quarterback recruit signing on with the Aggies.
Southlake Carroll's Kenny Hill heard all the same doubts, and still plans to sign with Texas A&M on Wednesday, the first day high school athletes can sign national letters of intent...
On Jan. 29, MLB.com released their official Top 100 Prospect Rankings. By no surprise, Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar was their top-ranked prospect.
There are a ton of new prospects to keep an eye on. There are some names we have heard already and some we have not. Now, we can all agree to the fact that coming up with a prospect list is difficult, so bare with me here...