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Webb ready for action

ARLINGTON -- Daniel Webb threw a career-high three innings and 59 pitches during Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Red Sox. For his troubles, the rookie right-hander was told beforehand that he wouldn't pitch Thursday against the Red Sox or in Friday's series opener against the Rangers.

Webb did warm up late in Saturday's 6-3 loss but never got into the game.

"I was feeling good last night. I'm feeling even better today," Webb said. "So it's back to normal."

While many consider Webb's great stuff as a perfect fit for the closer's role, for now he's working in any role from setup man to long relief. Webb threw 48 pitches and 2 2/3 innings on April 2 against the Twins.

"I'm still a lot more sore after three innings or 2 2/3 innings like that first time then I am after one," Webb said. "But I think you build up to it."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.
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