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Wilson: Brandon Webb "likely done for the year"

According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Rangers' righthanded pitcher Brandon Webb is "likely done for the year," and is considering his options, including rotator cuff surgery.

I've been avoiding updating the Webb situation, since it seemed to be the same-old, same-old, and about a month ago it seemed like the writing was on the wall that Webb wasn't going to contribute anything this year.

Webb had missed virtually all of the 2009 and 2010 seasons, but prior to that, he had been one of the majors' most dominating pitchers, winning the N.L. Cy Young Award in 2006 and finishing second in 2007 and 2008.  The Rangers signed him to a 1 year, $3 million deal after seeing him pitch this fall, when it appeared his velocity was returning and he could contribute in 2011.

Unfortunately, it appears that won't be the case.  I don't think that the Webb signing was an unreasonable gamble by the Rangers, but it obviously hasn't worked out.