Rays sign reliever Ryan Webb to one-year deal


Right-hander Ryan Webb has agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with the Rays, the team announced.

Last offseason Webb had to settle for a minor-league deal from the Indians, but he provided excellent value with a 3.20 ERA and 31/12 K/BB ratio in 51 innings. He also has a career ERA of 3.35 ERA in 376 innings spent with four different teams, so the 30-year-old is a solid depth pickup for Tampa Bay’s bullpen.

And with left-hander Jake McGee departing via trade to the Rockies the Rays could end up using Webb as a late-inning setup man.

Andrew McCutchen ‘ready to go’ whenever season begins

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Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen would have opened the regular season on the injured list if it had started on time. Now, with the start of the season pushed back at least a few months due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the veteran five-time All-Star says he will be “ready to go” whenever the season begins, he told NBC Sports Philadelphia.

McCutchen, 33, tore his ACL in early June, ending his 2019 campaign. To that point, he had been quite productive for the Phillies, batting .256/.378/.457 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI over 262 plate appearances. If and when the 2020 season does begin, he will likely reprise his role as the leadoff hitter, this time under new manager Joe Girardi.

2020 marks the second year of McCutchen’s three-year, $50 million contract initially signed with the Phillies in December 2018. The Phillies also hold a $15 million club option for the 2022 season with a $3 million buyout.