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Dodgers offer few details on new pitcher Ryan Webb

Dodgers offer few details on new pitcher Ryan Webb
Relief pitcher Ryan Webb is the latest acquisition by the Dodgers. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)
Ryan Webb

won’t be with the

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Dodgers

on Friday for their series opener against the

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Arizona Diamondbacks
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at

Chase Field

.

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In fact, the recently acquired right-handed pitcher isn’t expected to be with the Dodgers for the entire three-game series.

As for why Webb isn’t here or when he might join the Dodgers, that remains a mystery.

"I don’t know," Dodgers Manager

Don Mattingly

said.

The Dodgers confirmed Webb is on the 40-man roster but otherwise provided no information about the reliever they acquired from the Baltimore Orioles the previous day.

Asked whether Webb could be sent to the minor leagues -- he would have to clear waivers to do so -- Mattingly replied, "I don’t know all the particulars."

Andrew Friedman

, the team’s president of baseball operations, and Farhan Zaidi, the general manager, declined to speak to reporters about why they agreed to take on the $2.75-million contract of a pitcher who was recently designated for assignment.

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