Webb changing delivery slot
Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon Webb, who remains on the disabled list as he continues his comeback from shoulder surgery, is changing his arm slot after a visit with a rehab specialist, the Arizona Republic reported.
Webb, the 2006 National League Cy Young Award winner, this week visited a rehab facility in Birmingham, Ala., connected to noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews. Through the use of motion-sensing technology, it was determined his arm slot was too high, according to the report.
"I have to retrain," Webb said, according to the report. "Even though I'm almost 10 months out of surgery and I've been throwing for five months, I've been almost wasting my time throwing bad."
Webb said he was told his arm slot was at 110 degrees, which is higher than it was before he underwent surgery, according to the report. He said he was told the arm slot for elite pitchers is usually between 88 and 102 degrees.
Webb, who hasn't pitched in a major league game in more than a year, started the season on the 15-day disabled list and was placed on the 60-day DL on April 17. He went 22-8 in 2008, his last full season.