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:
You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.
The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.
Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.