Webb 'running out of time' to avoid disabled list

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Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch admitted today that “we are running out of time” for Brandon Webb to be ready for Opening Day, with Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reporting that “it’s becoming more and more clear” that he’ll begin the season on the disabled list.
Webb hasn’t pitched since complaining of shoulder soreness on Opening Day of last season, eventually undergoing surgery in August after a series of setbacks. He threw a bullpen session last week, but said afterward that he felt “stagnant” while still insisting he’d be ready for the season. However, barring game action within the next week that seems highly unlikely.
“We’re going to need to see what he looks like next on the mound,” Hinch said. “You never know once he gets on the mound if we can speed things up as much as we slowed things down in the last week. He’s an important guy and an important ingredient to our rotation, but a healthy Brandon Webb is more important than an active Brandon Webb.”

Kolten Wong exits game with elbow contusion

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Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Brewers after sustaining a right elbow contusion, according to a team announcement. The full extent of the injury has not been revealed, nor is it clear when Wong might return to the lineup, though he’s presumed to be day-to-day for the time being.

Wong suffered the injury in the third inning. He reached base on a line drive single to right field, his first of the evening, and was accidentally struck on the elbow when Wade Miley made an errant throw to Jesus Aguilar on a pickoff attempt. The 27-year-old second baseman has already seen his season shortened by injuries after sustaining a right thigh contusion and, more recently, dealing with a bout of chronic inflammation in his left knee. He entered Saturday’s contest batting .238/.323/.388 on the year with eight home runs, and a .711 OPS through 330 PA.

Following the incident, Wong was replaced on the field by Greg Garcia at the top of the fourth inning. The Cardinals currently lead the Brewers 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth.