Allen Webster (baseball)
Webster pitches in 2014
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 27
February 10, 1990 |
Madison, North Carolina
|April 21, 2013 for the Boston Red Sox|
(through 2014 season)
|Earned run average||6.25|
Carl Allen Webster (born February 10, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously pitched in MLB for the Boston Red Sox.
Draft and Minor Leagues
Webster was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB Draft and began his career with the Gulf Coast Dodgers in 2008. In 2009 he played primarily with the Arizona League Dodgers and in 2010 was with the Great Lakes Loons where he was 12-9 with a 2.88 ERA in 26 appearances (23 starts) and stuck out 114 batters. In 2011 he started nine games for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and was 5-2 with a 2.33 ERA before a mid-season promotion to the AA Chattanooga Lookouts. In 2012, he made 22 starts for the Lookouts (and 5 relief appearances) with a 6-8 record and 3.55 ERA.
On August 25, 2012, Webster was traded to the Boston Red Sox along with infielder Iván DeJesús, Jr., first baseman James Loney, and two players to be named later, in exchange for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett, outfielder Carl Crawford, infielder Nick Punto, and $11 million. Eventually, pitcher Rubby De La Rosa and OF/1B Jerry Sands were the two players to complete the trade.
Entering 2013, Webster was ranked as the fourth-best prospect in the Red Sox minor league system and ranked 71st in the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list. The Red Sox added him to their 40 man roster and assigned him to the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox to start the season.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox called him up to the Majors for the first time on April 21, 2013 to start the second game of a doubleheader. Webster was optioned the next day. Webster was recalled May 7 after reliever Joel Hanrahan went on the disabled list. Webster was optioned back to Pawtucket on May 9, and recalled on June 22. During his time in the Majors of the 2013 season, Webster made 8 appearances (7 starts) going 1-2 with an 8.60 ERA.
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- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)