June 03, 2011
The Texas Rangers signed 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb(notes) to a one-year deal in the offseason with hopes his right shoulder was close to healing from surgery in 2009, but the risk hasn't paid off yet (and isn't looking like it will anytime soon).
Webb is on a minor league rehab assignment with the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders but was shut down Thursday when he "felt some discomfort in his right shoulder during a bullpen session," according to MLB.com.
It was found that he has inflammation in the shoulder and he'll be shut down for at least a week, the site reports.
Webb gave up five runs in three innings for the RoughRiders on Monday.