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2015 Dodgers review: Ryan Webb

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A look back at the 2015 season of Ryan Webb, who was on the Dodgers' 40-man roster for three days.

What went right

The Dodgers' acquisition of Webb was less about the relief pitcher than it was about the monetary valuation of a draft pick. The Dodgers took on all but a few days of Webb's $2.75 million salary even though there was no place for him in the major league bullpen, in order to get the No. 74 overall pick in the 2015 draft, a Competitive Balance Round B pick and one of just 12 picks that are eligible to be traded.

The full trade with the Orioles was Webb, the No. 74 pick and minor league catcher Brian Ward in exchange for minor league catcher Chris O`Brien and minor league pitcher Ben Rowen.

The Dodgers used that pick, in between the second and third rounds, to draft pitcher Josh Sborz, who as Virginia's closer was named Most Outstanding Player at the 2015 College World Series.

Sborz is rated as the Dodgers' No. 20 prospect heading into 2016 by our own David Hood.

What went wrong

With no spot available in the Dodgers' bullpen at the time, Webb agreed to a minor league assignment and the Dodgers agreed to let him go if he found a major league opportunity elsewhere.

That opportunity came within a few days, with the Dodgers releasing the ground-baller Webb on April 13 so he could sign with the Indians one day later. By the end of the month, he was in Cleveland's bullpen, where he remained for the rest of the season.

Webb never actually pitched for nor was activated by Triple-A Oklahoma City.

2015 particulars

Age: 29

Stats: 3.20 ERA, 3.77 FIP in 40 games with Cleveland, 31 K, 12 BB, 50⅔ IP, 0.6 rWAR, 0.1 fWAR

Salary:  $2.75 million, of which the Dodgers were responsible for about $2.25 million.

Game of the year

Webb pitched three perfect innings, the 13th through 15th frames, on Aug. 11 against the Yankees, with two strikeouts.

Roster status

Webb is currently a free agent.