Orioles agree to a two-year deal with Webb
The Orioles continued to revamp their bullpen on Friday morning, with an industry source confirming the club has reached an agreement for a two-year dal with right-hander Ryan Webb.
Webb, whose signing was first reported by Grantland, was non-tendered somewhat surprisingly by the Marlins earlier in the week as the club decided to not pay him $1.5 million next season. With Baltimore, Webb –pending a physical–will make $4.5 over two years as the O’s try to upgrade a bullpen that couldn’t sustain 2012’s success.
Webb is a solid setup man gets a lot of ground balls and he posted 2.91 ERA in 66 innings for the Marlins in 2013. The 27-year-old owns a career 3.29 ERA in 276 innings and joins an O’s relief corps that includes late-inning relievers Darren O’Day and Tommy Hunter. Baltimore, which traded away closer Jim Johnson on Monday, is still in the market to add a closer.
The O’s are also expected to make the deal for former Giants outfielder Francisco Peguero official on Friday. Peguero will get a Major League contract.