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Webb feels good, works on mechanics

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers Brandon Webb threw another bullpen session on Sunday consisting of 62 pitches. He said he threw his 4-seamer, 2-seamer, curve and change.

"My arm is fine, but I was a little wild," Webb said. "I can feel what I'm doing. But I need to be able to correct it in one pitch when things are going good and I'm not doing that yet."

Webb said he hopes to be throwing to hitters soon, maybe even after one more bullpen session.

"I think it would help me tighten the command up," Webb said. "I'm better from the stretch right now. It's just fewer movements. I did get better as I was throwing."

Pitching coach Mike Maddux watched carefully, helping Webb with his arm slot and mechanics when needed. Webb said his velocity is probably at about 75 percent of where he wants it and he's good with where he is at this point.

"That's another thing that will increase once a hitter steps in," Webb said. "You get the adrenaline going."