Just one day after being activated from a month long stint on the disabled list, the Rays have designated Ryan Webb for assignment.
The Rays signed Webb back in February to a $1 million, one year deal, hoping the Clearwater native would help bridge the gap from the starting pitcher to the closer in some high leverage situations, but it was not to be as Webb struggled a few times early on and then was used sparingly by Kevin Cash in a mop up role.
However, before landing on the disabled list in mid May, Webb had seven of his past eight outings be scoreless.
This announcement comes off as strange, considering what Marc Topkin had in his recap of yesterday's game
WEBB REPORT: RHP Ryan Webb was activated after a month on the DL due to a right pec strain, eager to lend a hand to the beleaguered bullpen, with Cash saying he plans to use him in higher leverage situations. But Webb's return didn't go well, as he allowed four runs on five hits in the eighth inning.
The Rays will have 10 days to either trade, release, or outright Webb to Triple-A.
Taking Webb's place on the roster will be Danny Farquhar, who pitched in the second game of the double-header on Saturday. Farquhar allowed four hits, including a home run, in just one innings of work.
By designating Webb for assignment, the Rays have also opened up a slot on their 40-man roster, so another pitcher may soon be joining the Rays staff...