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Webb will give ailing shoulder a rest

Updated: April 9, 2009, 3:50 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb will skip his next start because of shoulder stiffness.

"For a guy like him, this isn't something you can mess around with," manager Bob Melvin said before the Diamondbacks played Colorado on Wednesday. "I'd hate for him this early in the season to go out there and pitch with some soreness already, or some stiffness."

Yusmeiro Petit will take Webb's scheduled start Saturday night at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Webb, ...

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