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Orioles sign Marlins castoff Ryan Webb for $4.5 million

Dec 6, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

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Ryan Webb was non-tendered because the Marlins weren’t willing to pay him around $1.5 million despite a very good 2013 season and now Jonah Keri of Grantland reports that he’ll be getting more money elsewhere.

According to Keri the right-handed reliever has agreed to a two-year, $4.5 million deal with the Orioles, who’re looking for late-inning bullpen help following the trade of closer Jim Johnson to the A’s.

Webb posted a 2.91 ERA and 54/27 K/BB ratio in 66 innings for the Marlins this year, giving him a 3.29 career ERA in 276 innings through age 27. He’s been a consistently solid setup man-caliber reliever with impressive ground-ball rates and it’s possible that Webb could even be in the mix for saves in Baltimore at some point.

  1. xsherr - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Sounds good to me!

  2. xdj511 - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    You just have to know that the Marlins non-tendering him was the best thing to ever happen to Ryan Webb.

    • sdeberg - Dec 7, 2013 at 1:13 AM

      The Marlins non-tendering ANYONE is a good thing to happen to whoever…

  3. pwshrugged - Dec 6, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    This is the kind of savvy depth signing that I keep waiting/hoping for the Tigers to make…

  4. Old Gator - Dec 6, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Another idiotic decision by the Feesh – letting a proven setup man and backup closer if Cishek hurts himself take a walk. Good for Webb. He earned his early release.

  5. DJ MC - Dec 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    His numbers look an awful like…Jim Johnson’s. For less than half over two years what Johnson will make in one.

    Good deal.

  6. mmeyer3387 - Dec 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    This may very well become a quality pickup for the O’s. That being said, it’s a reach that he will be good enough to replace Jim Johnson.

  7. hittfamily - Dec 8, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Ryan Webb, you better buy Loria a nice Christmas present.

  8. iyasu - Dec 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM


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