Webb encouraged after throwing session

Webb encouraged after throwing session

BALTIMORE -- Rain and wind forced Brandon Webb to do his mound work inside on Friday at Camden Yards, but he was happy with the result. Webb threw 64 pitches and said he was much happier with his work than he was after Monday's batting-practice session at the Ballpark in Arlington.

"I felt much better today," Webb said. "I was just trying to let it air out. My [fastball] was good, my [sinker] was good. I flipped a few curve balls and changeups, and they were good. It was by far better than my last batting-practice session. At first, I was a little wild, but then I got after it pretty good.

"I aired it out and got some velocity going. I kept my arm loose and the ball was coming out better, more life and velocity than before."

Webb, who had shoulder surgery on Aug. 3, 2009, and hasn't pitched in a Major League game in two years, has been up and down since the start of Spring Training and still hasn't pitched in any kind of a game yet.

"I don't know what the next step is," Webb said.