Dodgers Eyeing Brandon Webb

The Nationals and Dodgers have some interest in free agent right-hander Brandon Webb, tweets Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.  We'd heard about the Nationals, but the Dodgers part is news.  Webb hasn't pitched professionally since he made one appearance in April of 2009, as he was sidelined by shoulder surgery.  Prior to '09, Webb was among the best pitchers in all of baseball.

The Dodgers signed Ted Lilly early, so he's penciled into their rotation along with Clayton Kershaw and Chad Billingsley.  One more veteran arm would make sense.  The Dodgers are also known to be seeking a left fielder and bench players, with another question mark being Russell Martin's standing as the starting catcher.

This is purely my speculation, but I wonder if the Cardinals will take a look at Webb as their annual rotation wild card.  Perhaps it will depend on whether they sign Jake Westbrook.



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