The Indians have announced the promotion of veteran right-hander Ryan Webb in an attempt to bolster their battered bullpen. Outfielder Jerry Sands has been designated for assignment to create a roster space. "We just got to the point because of some early exits (by our starters) and some inconsistencies in our bullpen that we felt we needed another arm," manager Terry Francona said, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "We did not want to designate Jerry. He kind of grew on everybody. But the fact of the matter is we needed the arm and Swish (Nick Swisher) is on the horizon. I'm not talking about tomorrow, but sometime we need to look at the big picture when it comes to making decisions and we did. It was not a lot of fun telling Jerry that because he's such a good kid." The 29-year-old journeyman pitcher has been impressive at Triple-A Columbus with one run and four hits allowed in 8 1/3 innings. The latest disaster by the Indians bullpen was Tuesday night when it gave up eight runs from the sixth inning on to blow a 5-3 lead.
It didn't take long for pitcher Ryan Webb to find a new home. Only a few hours following his release from the Dodgers, Webb signed a minor-league contract with the Indians, according to FOX Sports Ohio. He is being assigned to Triple-A Columbus. The Dodgers acquired Webb from the Orioles a week ago. After outrighting him to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, the Dodgers decided to part ways with him on Monday. Webb has a career 3.38 ERA in his previous six MLB seasons.
The Dodgers have had second thoughts entirely about pitcher Ryan Webb . Just a week after acquiring him from the Orioles, the Dodgers have released Webb, according to MLB.com. On Sunday, Webb was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, only to be cut a day later. Even though he's no longer with the team, the Dodgers will still have to pay Webb $2.75 million in salary. In six MLB seasons, Webb holds a career 3.83 ERA. He's yet to appear in a game in 2015.
The Dodgers have outrighted pitcher Ryan Webb to Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to MLB Transactions. Webb made seven appearances in spring training for Baltimore, posting a 6.75 ERA with six strikeouts and two walks in 6 2/3 innings of work.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that pitcher Ryan Webb, who was acquired by the Dodgers Thursday, won't be joining the team during its weekend series in Arizona, MLB.com reports. No reason was given for Webb's absence. He has been added to the team's 40-man roster, but no indication has been made that he'll be placed on the 25-man roster. The uncertainty may spring from the team's need to promote a fifth starter to pitch Tuesday.