CHICAGO -- Former White Sox reliever Daniel Webb was killed Saturday night in an ATV crash in Northwest Tennessee.Webb, 28, missed the entire 2017 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on June 10, 2016. He made 94 appearances for the White Sox between 2013-16 and had a 3.99 ERA and
CHICAGO -- Former White Sox reliever Daniel Webb was killed Saturday night in an ATV crash in Northwest Tennessee.
Webb, 28, missed the entire 2017 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on June 10, 2016. He made 94 appearances for the White Sox between 2013-16 and had a 3.99 ERA and 58 strikeouts over 67 2/3 innings in '14. He was released by the White Sox last November.
The White Sox issued the following statement concerning Webb's passing on Sunday afternoon.
"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. 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."
According to a report from WKRN.com, Webb was killed when the ATV hit an object in the woods, rolling over and caused him to break his neck. He had just gotten married a few weeks earlier and his wife was one of the three other people injured in the incident according to the report.
It was Feb. 27, 2014 when Webb's mother, Sandra, passed away suddenly at the age of 54. Webb was notified in Glendale as he was competing for a spot on the White Sox roster during Spring Training.
"I thought about her every day. Some days were worse than others," Webb said one year after his mom's passing. "Some days it hit me and … it took a while for it to set in, really."
One of Webb's custom gloves from Rawlings featured her name. He was a free agent after the release by the White Sox, who acquired him in a trade with the Blue Jays on Jan. 1, 2012, that sent Jason Frasor to Toronto.
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