Weatherby is an excellent right-hander from North Carolina who is expected to compete for the closer role in 2010. Last year, he pitched in Double-A Corpus Christi, a Houston Astros farm club. Weatherby has had prior stays with the Phillies, Cardinals and Red Sox – he was drafted by Boston in the 21st round of the 2001 draft. No stranger to independent ball, he threw in 2006 for the Lancaster Barnstormers and in 2008 with the Long Island Ducks – both in the Atlantic League. In 2001, he was a CAA All-Star starter at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.