Webb not on next trip

Spent some time catching up with Brandon Webb this morning. The right-hander is not going to be on the upcoming road trip with his teammates because his wife Alicia is due to give birth to the couple’s second child soon.

Webb will continue to work on his shoulder rehab. He said he has had no discussions with the D-backs regarding his $8.5 million option for next year.

The D-backs have to make the decision within five days after the
completion of the World Series. Webb should be able to play catch by
that point, but he will not be throwing off the mound, which will make
the decision a tough one.

D-backs GM Josh Byrnes was asked about it Sunday when he was on the team’s FOX Sports Arizona broadcast and said that if the decision is close that Webb “will probably get the benefit of the doubt.” Byrnes said that was based on what Webb had done in the past for the D-backs.

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