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MLB Injury News:
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 level was
2009, and he last pitched professionally in 2011 with the Texas Rangers’
Webb seemed to receive interest from several teams, including
the Colorado Rockies, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins and
New York Mets, this offseason. Still, he ultimately decided to hang up his
cleats rather than take another shot at returning to his prior form.
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