Rumors: Dodgers Acquire Reliever Ryan Webb From Orioles

Ryan Webb

Three games into the 2015 season and the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen has done little to shake off the bad reputation from the 2014 season.

While they tossed three scoreless innings on Monday and four scoreless innings on Wednesday, they allowed six runs (four earned) on Tuesday in the Dodgers only loss. Well, it appears the front office is attempting to address that issues.

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, the Dodgers have acquired a reliever that was recently designated for assignment:

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Dodgers are giving up at a pair of minor leaguers:

NOTE: Rosenthal meant Chris O’Brien, not Charlie:

Also, according to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the Dodgers are also getting a draft pick:

Webb was designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles after a tough spring and cleared waivers. He reportedly said he would not accept the Triple-A assignment. The right-hander finished 2014 with a 3.83 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 49.1 innings. The six-year veteran has a career 3.38 ERA with the Orioles, San Diego Padres and Florida/Miami Marlins. He’s had a sub-3.00 ERA in two seasons, the most recent being 2013.

It would appear that Webb will head to the minors; however, it’s possible that the Dodgers call him up as they are currently carrying 11 pitchers.

As for Ward, he has never reached the big leagues and spent last year between Double-A and Triple-A. He hit a combined .242 with a pair of home runs in 72 total games. It’s unclear where he will head with the Dodgers.

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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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