The Pirates and Webb have a mutual interest.
Dejan Kovacevic spoke today with Brandon Webb's agent, Jonathan Mauer, about whether Webb would be interested in signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mauer, who also represents Pirates' infield prospect Josh Harrison, mentioned that not only was Webb open to signing with the Pirates, but that the Pirates were one of the teams interested in Webb, which we first heard two weeks ago.
Webb has been limited to just four innings in the last two seasons after going down with a shoulder injury in his first start of the 2009 season. He underwent labrum surgery, and was expected to return in 2010, but suffered several set-backs and missed the entire season. We heard reports during instructs that Webb was throwing around 85 MPH, which Mauer mentio...
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