The Cubs have selected the contract of right-hander Allen Webster and moved Brandon Morrow to the 60-day disabled list to open a roster spot, tweets Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. Chicago had announced yesterday that Morrow would not return in 2018.
Now 28 years of age, Webster once rated as one of the game’s top overall prospects but has never lived up to that considerable potential. The journeyman righty has spent time in the Majors with the Red Sox and Diamondbacks and has also appeared in the upper minors with the Dodgers, Rangers and Cubs. Beyond all that, he spent the 2016 season pitching for the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization, albeit with generally unfavorable results.
Webster hasn’t been in the Majors since 2015 but has been excellent since debuting for the organization this summer, in an admittedly tiny sample of work. Through 17 innings, he’s pitched to a 2.65 ERA with an outstanding 24-to-3 K/BB ratio, one homer allowed and a ground-ball rate near 60 percent.
Holy crap, I didn’t know Webster was still playing. He was one of the keys to the Manny Ramirez deal. Haha!
Wrong deal, it was the A-Gon deal
False, it was the Nick Punto trade lol
Adrian Gonzalez trade.
Won a ring with the Red Sox
Figures he will find away to help them win it all lol
Let’s not forget Nick Punto in that deal.
Another dud by Theo and Jed. Gives up a homer to someone with zero all year