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Rays “close” to signing reliever Ryan Webb

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 04: Ryan Webb #58 of the Baltimore Orioles warms up prior to the start of the seventh inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 4, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Orioles 10-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports that the Rays are “close” to signing right-hander Ryan Webb to a major-league contract.

Webb spent last season with the Indians, logging 51 innings with a 3.20 ERA and 31/12 K/BB ratio after joining the team on a minor-league deal. At age 30 he’s got a career ERA of 3.35 in seven seasons spent with the Indians, Padres, Orioles, and Marlins.

Webb has basically been a setup-caliber reliever for his entire career, so he could be a nice under-the-radar pickup for a Rays team that’s been said to be looking for bullpen depth.

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