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Webb to throw out Opening Day first pitch

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PHOENIX -- From 2006-09, Brandon Webb was the Opening Day starter for the D-backs.

This year, Webb will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for Monday night's opener against the Cardinals at Chase Field.

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Webb won the 2006 National League Cy Young Award and was a three-time All-Star for the D-backs from '03-09.

In his final big league appearance, Webb was forced to leave his 2009 Opening Day start with shoulder soreness. The injury eventually required a pair of surgeries and despite numerous comeback attempts, and Webb never made it back.

Just before Spring Training this year, Webb announced his retirement.

D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill will also be presented with his 2012 Silver Slugger Award.

Limited tickets remain for the opener.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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