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Webb Now Out Six Weeks

Arizona starter Brandon Webb will now sit for at least six more weeks with a strain in his right shoulder.

However, he isn't concerned about the long-term severity of the injury.

"I came in today and I felt fine; that's what is kind of frustrating about it," Webb said. "All my exercises I did (with team trainers and Dr. Michael Lee), those were great.

"I feel as strong as I ever felt in those, so that's good. It's a muscular thing, and our trainer kind of described it as a hamstring pull or strain in your arm, which someone like Byrnsie (Eric Byrnes), it took him a while last year, so that's kind of what we're dealing with."

Webb was expected to return much sooner, but he suffered a setback in his evaluation on Friday.

Via Arizona Republic

Diamondbacks Shut Webb Down

The Diamondbacks have shut down ace Brandon Webb for three weeks with soreness in his right shoulder.

The move means that Webb won't return to a Major League mound before mid-May.

He suffered a setback on Friday while warming up in a scheduled bullpen session before the team's game against the Giants.

"We really don't know anything right now," manager Bob Melvin said. " ... This is absolutely confusing because he felt good last time out, and all the maintenance stuff leading up to this would suggest he felt good. But once he played catch there was just some tightness in the same spot and, we didn't want to push it any further than that."

Via Arizona Republic

Lincecum Gets Giants First Road Win

Tim Lincecum struck out 12 while earning his first victory of the season and the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 5-1 on Friday night for their fourth straight win, according to an Associated Press report.

Bengie Molina went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in San Francisco?s first road victory of the season in seven tries.

Via AP

Justin Upton: I Don't Need To Go To Minors

Arizona's Justin Upton is struggling at the plate, but doesn't believe that he needs to spend some time in the minors.

"Sometimes, you just fall into bad habits," Upton said. "I tried to keep things really simple, but sometimes things get away from you."

Upton enters Friday night's game against San Francisco with a .105 average.

"I played here in '07, I played here all of last season, and in my mind and being a competitor, I don't think I need to go there," Upton said. "I think it's just a matter of time before I get hot and start swinging the bat."

Via Arizona Republic

Shoulder Lands Webb On Disabled List

The Diamondbacks have placed ace Brandon Webb on the disabled list because of tightness in his pitching shoulder.

The move was made retroactive to Tuesday.

"I feel like we're making progress on it, but we just need a little more time to make sure it's totally good," Webb said.

Webb tested the shoulder by playing catch on Sunday.

"There's no concern," he said. "The MRIs are all good. I mean, if there's no structural damage, there's nothing to worry about."


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