2006 NL Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb retires after career cut short by shoulder injury

Published February 05, 2013

| Associated Press

Brandon Webb, who won the NL Cy Young Award in 2006 and was one of the top pitchers in baseball before being beset by arm injuries, is retiring.

The right-hander's agents, Mike Montana and Jonathan Maurer of Millennium Sports Management, confirmed Monday night that Webb was calling it a career.

The 33-year-old Webb hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009 because of shoulder problems. He came up with Arizona in 2003 and had a 2.84 ERA in 180 innings. He pitched more than 200 innings each of the next five seasons, using his heavy sinker to win a Cy Young and earn three All-Star selections.

He threw four innings with the Diamondbacks in 2009. In 2011, he signed with the Texas Rangers, but never pitched in a regular-season game.

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