SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers starter Brandon Webb was pleased with his long toss session Friday. He said it took him 15 minutes to warm up, but once he did, the ball was coming out of his hand well. Webb is scheduled to long toss again today, then go light on Sunday before getting back on a mound Monday.
"I've just got to give myself extra time [to warm up]," Webb said. "Once I got loose, the ball was on a line."
Webb said he doesn't feel any soreness in his shoulder after taking additional anti-inflammatory medicine Wednesday.
The club doesn't want to put a timetable on when he might be ready to join the major league rotation.
"I think we've said all along, we're hopeful he's an option at the end of the season and strong," assistant GM Thad Levine said. "When he actually starts the season is somewhat secondary to us. We're hopeful that when he starts, he can pitch without incident in the big leagues for the rest of the year. Based on his rehab, he'll let us know when he's ready to start the process in the big leagues."