White Sox Webb temporarily leaves camp for family reasons

White Sox Webb temporarily leaves camp for family reasons
February 28, 2014, 5:15 pm
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The White Sox allowed reliever Daniel Webb to leave camp after a death in the family, club officials said Friday.

The right-hander, 24, left the team’s Camelback Ranch facility on Thursday to travel back to Paducah, Ky. where he resides in the offseason.

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Webb, who is among the candidates to become the team’s next closer, has been cleared to take as much time as he needs.

“It’s just a family deal so we’ll kind of go by what he needs and go from there,” manager Robin Ventura said.

Webb had a 3.18 ERA in nine games for the White Sox last season, striking out 10 batters in 11 1/3 innings.