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Snitker offers update on Jacob Webb’s elbow

Jacob Webb of the Braves pitches at SunTrust Park on July 3, 2019 in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Jacob Webb of the Braves pitches at SunTrust Park on July 3, 2019 in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Credit: Kevin C. Cox

Credit: Kevin C. Cox

An MRI on Braves reliever Jacob Webb’s right elbow revealed no structural damage, so the right-handed reliever could start playing catch within the next few days, manager Brian Snitker said Tuesday before the Braves’ game against the Brewers at Miller Park.

“All the tests came back really good for him,” Snitker said. “Now that the MRI didn't show anything, it will relieve his mind and we can get him back.”

The Braves placed Webb on the 10-day injured list Monday with a right elbow impingement after throwing only five pitches in his last outing, Friday at San Diego.

The 25-year-old rookie has been a major factor in the success of the Braves’ bullpen this season, going 4-0 with a 1.39 ERA and two saves in 39 appearances while posting a 1.113 WHIP with 28 strikeouts in 32-1/3 innings of work.