Braves Lose Key Pitcher Webb

FILE - In this Friday, March 15, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Sean Newcomb pitches against the Miami Marlins in the second inning of a spring baseball exhibition game in Kissimmee, Fla. HIs lack of success against the Marlins led him to throw a destructive tantrum. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

ATLANTA (AP) ATLANTA (AP) -- Braves reliever Jacob Webb is likely done for the season after being placed on the 60-day injured list with an ailing right elbow.
The 26-year-old Webb had been one of the most effective pitchers in Atlanta's shaky bullpen, with a 4-0 record, two saves and a 1.39 ERA in 36 appearances. But he had not pitched in the big leagues since going on the 10-day IL with an elbow impingement July 13.
Webb began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett on July 31 but struggled in 10 appearances, posting a 6.97 ERA.
He was recalled from Gwinnett and shifted to the 60-day IL to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Billy Hamilton, who was claimed off waivers Monday from Kansas City.



 
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