USC closer Tyler Webb was not available to pitch Thursday night against Florida in the series opener due to soreness in his left arm. He will be re-evaluated Friday and monitored on a daily basis.
It’s possible he could be out the rest of the series.
"I'm very concerned about Tyler," head coach Chad Holbrook said after Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Gators. "We are going to take it day-to-day and see if he can play catch [Friday]. If he has less pain or he feels like he can pitch, we'll pitch him. If he still has some discomfort, we'll have to get him evaluated by doctors when we get back to Columbia."
The 6-foot-6 senior has dominated in his first season as the team’s closer. He’s 1-1 with a 0.75 ERA and an SEC-best 11 saves. He has compiled 36 strikeouts in 24 innings.
Webb's two relief appearances last weekend increased his career total to 95, surpassing Michael Roth’s 94 for second in program history. He’s seven behind former closer Matt Price’s 102 on the school’s all-time list.
- W. Keith Chartrand contributed to this story