Former White Sox pitcher Webb dies in crash

2013 Organization All-Star loses life in weekend ATV accident

Daniel Webb was assigned to Class A Lansing for the bulk of his first full pro season. (Emily Jones/MiLB.com)

By Josh Jackson / MiLB.com | October 15, 2017 8:22 PM ET

Daniel Webb, a former pitcher in the White Sox and Blue Jays systems, was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Tennessee on Saturday.

"Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident," the White Sox said in a statement Sunday. "He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news."

The native of Paducah, Kentucky was 28 years old. Webb was drafted by the Blue Jays out of Northwest Florida State College in the 18th round of the 2009 Draft. He struggled through his first three seasons of pro ball, including his first campaign with the White Sox, who traded for him in a Jan. 1, 2012 deal involving big leaguer Jason Frasor.

In 2013, he broke out, working his way from Class A Advanced Winston-Salem to Chicago. The right-handed reliever went 2-1 with a 1.87 ERA and 78 strikeouts over 62 2/3 innings across three Minor League levels and posted a 3.18 ERA over nine Major League appearances. The efforts earned him White Sox Organization All-Stars honors.

Webb spent all of 2014 in the big leagues and saw action with Chicago and Triple-A Charlotte in 2015 and 2016. He was sent to the disabled list in April 2016 and underwent Tommy John surgery two months later. In November, the White Sox released him. Webb went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA over 94 big league appearances and 12-23 with a 4.39 ERA over 132 games, including 31 starts, in the Minors.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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