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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 those seasons. Webb also finished third in the 2003 NL Rookie of the Year balloting behind Dontrelle Willis and Scott Podsednik.
Webb's career ends with an 87-62 record and a 3.27 ERA. From his debut in 2003 until his final full season in 2008, Webb was one of the best pitchers in baseball, totaling 33.1 fWAR, good for third in baseball over that six season span behind just Johan Santana and Roy Halladay. Webb's career through age 29 also compares favorably to some of the best pitchers under 30 over the last 25 years. That 33.1 fWAR is 16th since 1988 among all pitchers through their age 29 seas...
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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...
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...
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...
Forgetting about the money associated with the deal, the Texas Rangers have had some pretty good luck recently with Japanese pitchers. They landed Yu Darvish who put together a very nice rookie campaign for them. Now, the same scout that helped bring Darvish to the Rangers will be scouting another Japanese player" Masahiro Tanaka.
The right-handed pitcher will not...
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...
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.
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...
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...
After having Arthur Rhodes and Fernando Tatis work out for them, it seemed the Baltimore Orioles were going to sign two veterans who had been out of the game for some time. In Rhodes' case, he did not pitch at all in 2012, and Tatis hasn't played since 2010. However, the Orioles may be backing away from both players.
According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, the Orioles...