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Ryan Webb designated for assignment by the Orioles, owed $2.75 million

Baltimore Orioles v Detroit Tigers

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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Right-hander Ryan Webb is under contract for $2.75 million this season as part of a two-year, $4.5 million deal signed last winter, but the Orioles have dropped the 29-year-old reliever from the 40-man roster by designating him for assignment.

Webb pitched decently in a middle relief role last season, throwing 49 innings with a 3.83 ERA and 37/12 K/BB ratio, and he’s got a 3.38 career ERA in 325 total innings.

His salary isn’t outrageous for a useful veteran reliever, but at this point in the year it’s tough to imagine any teams claiming him off waivers to take on that money. He could stay with the Orioles at Triple-A.

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