Former Chicago White Sox pitcher dies in ATV accident

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HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A former Major League Baseball pitcher was killed in an ATV accident in Humphreys County Saturday night.

Daniel Webb, a former pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, died after his ATV rolled over on his farm, according to the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Department.

The accident happened on Dry Creek Road in Humphreys County.

Police said Webb, 28, was killed when the ATV hit an object in the woods and the rolled over, causing Webb to break his neck.

Webb had just gotten married a few weeks prior. His wife was among three passengers also on the ATV at the time of the crash. Each of them was injured by further details on their conditions weren’t known.

Webb was a Paducah, Kentucky, native and attended Heath High School. He also had a newborn baby.

Webb was released by the White Sox in November 2016 and had been a free agent since. The right-hander pitched one inning in 2016, then had Tommy John surgery in June. He was released by the White Sox after the season and had not pitched professionally during his recovery.

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.

Webb was drafted by Toronto in 2009 and traded to the White Sox after the 2011 season in a deal for pitcher Jason Frasor. Webb made his major league debut in September 2013 at Yankee Stadium – the first hitter he faced was Derek Jeter, and Webb walked him.

Webb made 57 appearances for the White Sox in 2014. He pitched 110 innings in his career, striking out 93.*The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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