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Brandon Webb retires from baseball

Brandon Webb Brandon Webb has retired from baseball. (Norm Hall, Getty Images)

Former Cy Young award winner Brandon Webb is retiring from baseball at age 33, according to a statement from his agents to ESPN.com.

Webb had a seven year career in the majors, all with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but hasn't appeared in a game since 2009 due to ongoing shoulder problems. Webb attempted a comeback with the Texas Rangers in 2011 and was believed to be getting back into the game again until Monday's announcement.

Webb will be best remembered for an excellent three-year stretch with the Diamondbacks from 2006-2008. In that time, Webb made three straight All-Star games, won the 2006 Cy Young award, and finished second in Cy Young voting in 2007 and 2008. Webb finishes his career with an 87-62 record and a 3.27 ERA.

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