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ARLINGTON -- Daniel Webb threw a career-high three innings and 59 pitches during Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Red Sox. For his troubles, the rookie right-hander was told beforehand that he wouldn't pitch Thursday against the Red Sox or in Friday's series opener against the Rangers.

Webb did warm up late in Saturday's 6-3 loss but never got into the game.

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"I was feeling good last night. I'm feeling even better today," Webb said. "So it's back to normal."

While many consider Webb's great stuff as a perfect fit for the closer's role, for now he's working in any role from setup man to long relief. Webb threw 48 pitches and 2 2/3 innings on April 2 against the Twins.

"I'm still a lot more sore after three innings or 2 2/3 innings like that first time then I am after one," Webb said. "But I think you build up to it."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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