Webb was released Wednesday by the Brewers. Webb was only able to make three appearances with the Brewers in Cactus League play, which didn't provide adequate opportunity for him to seriously contend for a bullpen spot. The journeyman middle reliever has been steady, if unspectacular, in a setup role for much of his career, but after turning in a 5.19 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 18 appearances with the Rays last season, Webb will likely have to settle for a minor-league contract first before getting another opportunity in the big leagues.
Webb signed a minor league deal with the Brewers on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training. He has a career 3.43 ERA, but has just 271 strikeouts in 393.1 innings, and his ERA and strikeout rate both took steps back in 2016. Look for him to compete for a low-leverage role with the Brewers.
Webb cleared waivers and was released by the Rays on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports. He posted a 5.19 ERA in 17.1 innings out of the Rays' bullpen prior to being DFA'd in late June. Considering he cleared waivers, Webb will be seeking a minor league deal with a team looking for organizational bullpen depth.
Webb was designated for assignment Monday. Webb was just activated from the DL over the weekend, and he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster. The right-hander will be subject to waivers, and if he passes through unclaimed will likely land at Triple-A. Tampa Bay recalled right-hander Danny Farquhar to take Webb's spot on the roster.
Webb (pectoral) has been activated from the disabled list. Webb made four rehab outings before being activated Saturday. He's managed to avoid too much trouble out Tampa Bay's bullpen, despite posting a 1.531 WHIP.