Orioles sign RHP Webb to $4.5 million, 2-year deal

The Baltimore Orioles have signed free agent right-hander Ryan

Webb to a $4.5 million, two-year contract.

Webb had a 2.91 ERA with the Miami Marlins in 2012 and reached

career highs with 66 games, 80 1-3 innings and 54 strikeouts. He

was 2-6 for the Marlins.

The 27-year-old Webb was originally selected in the fourth round

of the 2004 amateur draft by Oakland.

In five major league seasons, Webb has a 3.29 ERA in 266 games

with San Diego and Miami. He has a 13-15 lifetime record and is 0

for 9 in save opportunities, including 0 for 3 last year.

He is one of 17 NL players to have at least 60 appearances and

pitch at least 60 innings in both 2012 and 2013.

The signing, announced Tuesday, gives the Orioles 38 players on

the 40-man roster.