Weber returns to the organization just two days after electing free agency. He’d spent the entire season in Scranton before being selected to the MLB roster last Thursday. Weber spent one day in the majors, tossing 3 2/3 innings of one-run ball in relief against the Rays, before being outrighted back off the 40-man roster. He refused a minor league assignment but quickly re-signed on a new non-roster pact. That’s not uncommon in situations like these, as the renegotiated contract can come with different terms or possible opt-out opportunities.
The 31-year-old has tossed 21 1/3 frames over eight appearances (four starts) in Scranton this season. He’s posted an impressive 2.95 ERA, compensating for a below-average 16.9% strikeout rate with a 47.1% ground-ball percentage. Weber has remarkably only walked one of 89 batters faced with the RailRiders. That’s in line with his career results, as he’s shown excellent control and grounder numbers but rarely missed many bats as a professional.