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.