09 February 2010
For the first time in six months, Brandon Webb was throwing from a pitching mound on Tuesday. Webb was injured in his first start in 2009, and then underwent a shoulder debridement in August to clean up some fraying around the labrum. Webb had been playing catch for the last few weeks, and was finally allowed to step on the mound and throw today.
Webb said that the session "went good," according to MLB.com
. "[The] ball came out well, but I was just thinking about arm slot on every throw. That's to be expected, not having thrown on the mound in so long."
Webb still expects to be ready for the start of the season. The Diamondbacks had picked up Webb's 2010 option in November for $8.5M, and are expecting Webb to lead the Diamondbacks' rotation along with Dan Haren and Edwin Jackson.