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Webb has option picked up by Arizona

Updated: November 6, 2009, 4:12 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Brandon Webb's $8.5 million option was exercised Friday by the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team counting on the former Cy Young winner coming back successfully from shoulder surgery.

The 30-year-old right-hander was the team's opening day pitcher last season, giving up six runs in four innings, then did not take the mound again the rest of the year, eventually undergoing surgery on his pitching shoulder on Aug. 4.

Arizona would have had to pay a $2 million buyout if it had ...

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