The Orioles have agreed to a two-year contract worth about $4.5 million with Ryan Webb according to an industry source.
Webb was nontendered by the Miami Marlins on Monday. He was 2-6 with a 2.91 ERA in 66 games with Miami this season. In five seasons with San Diego and Miami, Webb was 13-15 with a 3.29 ERA.
The agreement with Webb, which comes four days after the Orioles traded Jim Johnson, adds another right-hander to the bullpen. The signing will not become official until he passes a physical next week.
The right-handed Webb isn’t a closer. In five big league seasons, Webb hasn’t recorded a save in 266 appearances. He has an ability to avoid the home run ball. Webb has given up just 13 home runs in his big league career, and averages just .4 per nine innings.
The story was first reported by Grantland's and Baseball Tonight's Johan Keri.