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Former White Sox teammates mourn death of Daniel Webb

Former teammates were still reeling from the tragic news that former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb had died in an ATV accident late Saturday.
Webb, of Paducah, Ky., was killed in Humphreys County (Tenn.). He was 28.

A hard-throwing right-handed reliever who pitched in parts of four seasons from 2013 to 2016, Webb appeared in one game in 2016. He underwent Tommy John Surgery in June of that year and was released by the Sox last November.

“Looking back now I can’t say enough about what a great person Daniel Webb truly was,” said Sox pitcher Nate Jones, who was part of the Sox bullpen with Webb during Webb’s career. “He worked hard to get where he was and enjoyed every minute of it. He kept everyone around him in a good mood no matter what was going on. Over the years we played together, we grew to be close friends. Whether it was the Kentucky connection or the love we had for the outdoors, he is someone I’m truly going to miss. All we can do is pray for peace, healing and comfort over the next few days for his family, especially for his wife and two girls. It just goes to show that life can change in a blink of the eye and that we can’t take anything for granted. I’ll always cherish those memories we had.”

Humphreys County Sherrif Chris Davis said Webb’s wife and two other people sustained “significant injuries” in the accident, about 70 miles west of Nashville.

Webb was 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA and 93 strikeouts over 110 innings during his career.

Daniel Webb pitches against the Detroit Tigers on September 23, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Former bullpen teammate and friend Jake Petricka on Twitter. That’s Daniel on the right:

And Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier, a former teammate who was traded from the White Sox this season:

The White Sox released a statement 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.”
Daniel Webb, 1989-2003
Contributing: Associated Press