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June 1, 2020 01:44 PM
Allen Webster: Cut loose by Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals released Webster on Monday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Webster, who appeared in 12 games out of the Cubs bullpen in 2019, joined Washington on a minor-league deal in late February and was expected to begin the season at Double-A Harrisburg. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting the 2020 minor-league season in jeopardy, the Nationals have decided to cut salary last week by releasing Webster and 39 other minor-league players. The 30-year-old is now free to join another organization either in MLB or abroad.

November 4, 2019 05:04 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster (arm) was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

Webster threw 11 innings for the Cubs early in the season, allowing six earned runs, before going down with a nerve issue in his right arm in mid-May. He never returned to the big leagues, though he did pitch six rehab innings over the final three months of the season, which would seem to bode well for his availability heading into the 2020 campaign.

August 26, 2019 05:20 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Resumes rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster (arm) restarted his rehab assignment at Double-A Tennessee last week, making two appearances for the affiliate and giving up four runs on three hits and a walk over 1.2 innings.

Webster has been stuck on the Cubs' injured list since May with the arm injury, but began a minor-league rehab assignment in early July before being shut down approximately two weeks later following a setback. The right-hander resumed pitching a month later, but he may have suffered another setback while pitching for Tennessee, as his last appearance came Aug. 19. He'll probably need to return to minor-league action within the next few days to have a realistic shot at rejoining the Cubs as a September callup.

July 7, 2019 04:32 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Moves rehab to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster (arm) will continue his rehab assignment at Double-A Tennessee, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Webster made two appearances with the Cubs' rookie-league affiliate over the last week but now makes his way to Double-A. The 29-year-old landed on the injured list in early May with radial nerve inflammation in his right arm and will be eligible to be activated off the 60-day injured list after the All-Star break.

July 4, 2019 05:12 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Begins rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster (arm) began a rehab assignment with the Cubs' rookie-league affiliate Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Webster has been on the injured list since mid-May due to radial nerve inflammation. He's since moved to the 60-day injured list, though his eligibility will likely expire before he's ready to return to game action.

June 8, 2019 03:44 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster (arm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.

Webster recorded a 4.91 ERA in 11 innings before going down with radial nerve inflammation in mid-May. The injury is evidently severe enough for him to miss at least two months, pushing his return to mid-July at the earliest. He'll make way on the 40-man roster for Craig Kimbrel, who officially joined the Cubs on Friday.

May 11, 2019 11:12 AM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with radial nerve inflammation in his right arm, Jordan Bastian of reports.

It's not immediately clear how much time Webster will miss, but he will not pitch again until at least sometime late this month. Xavier Cedeno was activated from the injured list to take Webster's spot in the Cubs' bullpen.

April 29, 2019 03:24 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Notches one-out save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster retired the only batter he faced, earning his first save in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Diamondbacks.

Webster got Nick Ahmed to fly out to end the 15th inning, needing just two pitches to record his first career save. He was the ninth pitcher used by the Cubs, and he won't be seeing many save opportunities down the road.

April 6, 2019 04:20 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Called up to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster was called up to the Cubs on Saturday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

Carl Edwards Jr. was sent down in a corresponding move after a ghastly 32.40 ERA in just 1.2 innings of work. Formerly a starting pitcher, Webster is expected to provide bullpen depth for the Cubs. The reliever has 123.1 innings of major-league experience across four seasons, most recently throwing three innings for the Cubs last year during his first stint in the big leagues since 2015, but he could find himself back in the minors if and when Edwards corrects his mechanics.

March 26, 2019 09:28 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Reassigned to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster was reassigned to minor-league camp Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Webster inked a minor-league deal with the Cubs in December after being non-tendered following the 2018 season. The 29-year-old righty will likely begin the year with Triple-A Iowa and serve as organizational depth.

December 19, 2018 07:48 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Signs with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of reports.

Webster has linked back up with the Cubs on a minor-league deal after being non-tendered following the 2018 campaign. He appeared in three games for Chicago, allowing two runs in three innings of work. He figures to serve as organizational pitching depth.

November 30, 2018 08:40 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Cut loose by Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster wasn't tendered a contract by the Cubs, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Webster appeared in his first big-league action since the 2015 season with the Cubs in 2018, allowing two runs while striking out three over three innings of work.

September 30, 2018 10:25 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Snags first win in regular-season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster (1-0) retired two batters out of the bullpen and recorded the win in Sunday's 10-5 victory over the Cardinals.

Webster picked a good time to pick up his first win of the season, as the victory propelled the Cubs to a one-game playoff with the Brewers for the NL Central crown on Monday. The 28-year-old provided bullpen depth for the Cubs down the stretch but likely won't factor into their playoff plans.

September 19, 2018 10:08 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Contract purchased from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster had his contract selected from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Webster will provide additional bullpen depth over the final few weeks of the season after Brandon Morrow (biceps) was ruled out for the remainder of the season. The 28-year-old owns a career 6.13 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 76:66 K:BB across 120.1 innings over parts of three major-league seasons. He most recently pitched for the Diamondbacks in 2015.

March 2, 2018 03:36 PM
Cubs' Allen Webster: Joins Cubs on minor-league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs on Friday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

Webster lasted played in the majors in 2015. The 28-year-old owns a 6.13 ERA in 120.1 innings over parts of three seasons. His strikeout rate (13.9 percent) and walk rate (12.1 percent) are both poor. He spent the 2016 season in Korea and the 2017 season at Triple-A Round Rock with high ERAs at both stops (5.70 and 6.79, respectively). It's unlikely that he'll be anything more than minor-league filler for the Cubs.

March 28, 2017 12:16 PM
Rangers' Allen Webster: Sent to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster was reassigned to minor-league camp Tuesday.

He has an opt out in his contract, so he may decide to look for a more promising opportunity elsewhere now that he knows he would open the year at Triple-A if he sticks with the Rangers. His days as a starter are likely over, but he has some potential if he embraces a relief role.

November 15, 2016 03:14 PM
Rangers' Allen Webster: Inks minor league deal with Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Tuesday that includes an invite to spring training.

The right-hander wasn't exactly good in the KBO in 2016 (5.70 ERA, 1.68 WHIP), but the Rangers will give Webster a look, presumably as part of the competition for the final rotation spot. Webster's still just 26 but his body of work at the major league level suggests he's a long shot to earn a significant major league role in 2017.

April 19, 2016 12:39 PM
Allen Webster: Starting for Samsung
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster has won two of three starts for Samsung in the KBO, compiling a 4.26 ERA in 19 innings.

The 26-year-old righty has struck out 22 batters while walking nine. Webster was released by Pittsburgh in December after being acquired from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.

November 26, 2015 10:20 PM
Pirates' Allen Webster: Opportunity knocks for righty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates are looking for pitching coach Ray Searage to work his magic with Webster, most likely as a right-handed arm out of the bullpen, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

"If we can help him get back on track, he can help our team in a variety of roles," GM Neal Huntington said. The Pirates have spots available in both the rotation and bullpen, but Webster is out of minor league options, meaning he could be lost to waivers if he doesn't make the club out of spring training.

November 25, 2015 11:26 AM
Pirates' Allen Webster: Traded to Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Webster was dealt to the Pirates on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Webster, who was DFA'd by the Diamondbacks in November, dealt with shoulder fatigue early in the 2015 season, but he was given an opportunity to make a few starts in June. However, he allowed 15 earned runs over four starts, earning a trip back to the minors before returning to the big league club as a bullpen option later in the year. The 25-year-old will join Pittsburgh's 40-man roster, which is now at capacity.

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Chicago Cubs

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