Brandon Webb is pitching in games again and Tommy Hunter is back
on the mound throwing batting practice for the Texas Rangers.
Webb, still trying to come back from right shoulder surgery in
2009, needed only 16 pitches to get through two perfect innings in
an extended spring training game in Arizona on Monday.
Texas manager Ron Washington says Webb’s fastball topped out at
84 mph, but the right-hander had some good sink on his ball. The
2006 NL Cy Young winner will likely pitch again Saturday with the
plan to go three innings.
Hunter, who sustained a right groin strain in spring training,
threw live batting practice at Rangers Ballpark. Washington says
Hunter showed no residual problem from the groin injury and used
all his pitches.