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Brandon Webb expects to long toss Friday

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers pitcher Brandon Webb said he took some extra anti-inflammatory medicine and will not pick up a ball today. He did say he felt the shoulder soreness was better and is scheduled to go through a long toss session on Friday.

"It's going to be day-to-day for a couple of days at least to see where we're at," Webb said. "They said it was just a little hiccup, no big deal."

Webb said he was wondering what was going on when he couldn't get loose and felt some soreness in the top of his shoulder on Wednesday. But team physician Dr. Keith Meister didn't find anything serious going on and told Webb to take another day off as a precaution. Webb said he'll go through arm exercises and basic treatment.

"I was like, 'This is ridiculous, why is this happening?,'" Webb said. "It's frustrating. Hopefully we can just kick that out pretty quick."

Webb said he doesn't have any bad pain, but he can feel some soreness in that shoulder and hopes to work that out through long tossing.

"I don't want to take many days off at all," Webb said. "I don't want to lose that time. We're already set back probably a month at least. Now, we'll see where we're at. I want to get back at it tomorrow."