Brandon Webb getting troublesome shoulder examined

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It might be time to write off Brandon Webb for the rest of the 2011 season. And probably much longer:

Asked if he thought he would pitch for the Rangers this season, Webb said, “Who knows? I have no idea.”

That quote comes courtesy of Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, who chatted with the frustrated former National League Cy Young Award winner on Saturday evening.

Webb is scheduled to pay a visit to Dr. Keith Meister this weekend to have his troublesome right shoulder examined. He has already been scratched from his next rehab start and won’t be stepping back atop a minor league mound anytime soon.

The Rangers signed Webb to a one-year, $3 million contract in the offseason. They’ve tried everything to get him corrected and get him healthy, but so far nothing has worked. And that seems unlikely to change.