Former major league pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident during the weekend, WPSD Local 6 reports. Three others suffered injuries, including Webb’s wife, whose injuries were described as “significant.”
Webb pitched parts of four seasons in the majors, all with the White Sox. In 110 innings of relief, he had a 4.50 ERA with a 93/69 K/BB ratio.
Webb was the Blue Jays’ 18th-round selection in the 2009 draft. The Jays sent him to the Sox along with Myles Jaye on January 1, 2012 in exchange for reliever Jason Frasor.
The White Sox issued this statement on Sunday:
There were a few exhibitions against college teams yesterday but today the Grapefruit League and Cactus League schedules begin in earnest, with big league teams, more or less, facing big league team, more or less.
The baseball will look like baseball, but the teams will be wearing different caps today: black caps with the maroon “SD” of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on February 14.
All teams and umpire crews will wear the caps pre-game, and they have the option to wear the caps during the games. The only two teams not playing today — the Royals and Rangers — will wear them tomorrow.
After the games players will sign the caps and they will be auctioned off to raise money for the Broward Education Foundation, which benefits the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.
Here’s today’s schedule: