There’s sad news coming out of Tennessee this week after an ex-MLB player lost his life in an ATV accident. Daniel Webb, 28, was a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, playing for the team from 2013 through the 2016 season.
Webb passed away Saturday, October 15 after suffering severe injuries about 70 miles outside of Nashville in Humphreys County, Tennessee. Sheriff Chris Davis has also stated that Webb’s wife, along with two others, also received “significant” injuries in the accident.
Originally drafted in 2009 by the Toronto Blue Jays, Webb was traded to the White Sox in 2011 for pitcher Jason Frasor. He made his debut on the big league stage in 2013, pitching in Yankee Stadium against Derek Jeter.
We mourn the death of former White Sox pitcher, Daniel Webb, who tragically passed away last night. pic.twitter.com/l4uocrT0y9
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) October 15, 2017
Webb toted a 4.50 ERA over 94 games between 2013 and 2016, finishing with a 7-5 career record on the mound. His 2016 season was cut short after only one game when he was forced to get the dreaded Tommy John surgery.
Post-operation, he was released by the White Sox, which marked an end to his professional playing days. Webb pitched in 110 innings over the span of his career, striking out 93 batters during that time.
“Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization and we are all shocked and stunned by the news. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him,” the team said in a statement.