After trading former All-Star closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics earlier in the week, the Orioles have taken a step to restock their bullpen.
According to multiple reports, the Orioles have reached a two-year, $4.5 million agreement with right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Webb. The 27-year-old has spent time with both San Diego and Miami in his five-year career.
Webb is coming off a career season in 2013 in which he posted a 2.91 earned run average in 80 1/3 innings pitching out of the Marlins bullpen. The right-hander possesses a good sinker and solid splits as right-handed hitters and lefties both hit .244 against him last season.
In five major league seasons, Webb has a 3.29 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) in 266 career appearances. It remains to be seen what role he’ll fill in the Baltimore bullpen, but Webb hasn’t posted a save in his big-league career.
He was non-tendered by the Marlins earlier this offseason.