Allen Webster’s not really new to the Cubs organization. Webster was brought in last August for a chance of helping the bullpen down the stretch. He became a free agent in the offseason and wound up signing back on a minor-league deal in March. Now Webster has been called up to the Cubs on Saturday.
He was originally selected by the Dodgers in the 18th round of the 2008 draft. Webster made his Major League debut in April 2013 for the Red Sox. He moved around a bit and even went to Korea Baseball in 2016. Webster eventually got back on the MLB path and here he is.
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Webster pitched in 17 MiLB games last year, posting a 2.65 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 17.0 innings. He was called up to the Cubs in September where he appeared in 3 games. Webster allowed 2 earned runs in his debut but followed up with 2 scoreless outings.
At 29, there’s still a chance for Webster to make an impact in the Cubs bullpen. They certainly need it while they are currently on a 6-game losing streak. Hopefully, Allen Webster can be the solid middle relief the Cubs need.
Here’s a video of Webster we produced from last season in Iowa: