The Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced the signing of lefty Tyler Webb, a former five-year MLB veteran.
The Ducks are added an experienced, proven arm in a pitcher who has climb mounds at the major league level and couldn’t be happier about Webb joining the team.
Webb begins his first season with the Ducks and 10th in professional baseball, where he spent parts of five campaigns pitching for the New York Yankees (2017), Milwaukee Brewers (2017), San Diego Padres (2018) and St. Louis Cardinals (2018-21).
“We are very excited to add Tyler to our pitching staff,” Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff said in a press release. “He has excelled all the way up to the game’s highest level, and we look forward to helping him in his quest to get back to the Major Leagues.”
For his major career, Webb, posted a 3-3 record with a 4.97 ERA, two saves, 104 strikeouts and 63 walks over 121.1 innings of work.
The 31-year-old Virginia native put up a minuscule 1.76 ERA in 18 games with the Cardinals in 2018 and a 2.08 ERA in 21 contests with St. Louis in 2020.
Additionally, Webb made 18 appearances with Triple-A Memphis in 2021. He has pitched in 220 total minor league tilts (six starts) in his career, compiling a 3.58 ERA, 19 saves and 415 strikeouts to just 102 walks across 334.2 frames.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to join the Ducks,” said Webb, whom the Yankees selected in the 10th round of the 2013 amateur MLB draft out of the University of South Carolina. “I’m looking forward to getting back on the mound and helping the team win any way I can.”
— Jerry Del Priore
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