Williams signed a minor league contract with the Rockies on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training. Williams spent most of 2015 in Double-A in the Giants organization, but he did get a short taste of the majors in September. Despite this, it'll be tough to crack the 25-man roster out of spring training with Nick Hundley, Tom Murphy, and Dustin Garneau in the way.
The Angels reassigned seven players to minor league camp on Sunday, led by first-round draft pick Sean Newcomb . Newcomb had a 10.80 ERA this spring. "His talent is real," manager Mike Scioscia said. "He has a chance to be special." The Angels also reassigned RHP Trevor Gott (3.86 spring ERA), LHP Atahualpa Severino (no spring appearances), LHP Nate Smith (18.00 ERA in one inning), C Stephen McGee (no plate appearances in one game), C Jackson Williams (0-for-2), SS Eric Stamets (3-for-3 with a triple and stolen base).
The Angels announced Thursday they added catcher Jett Bandy and pitcher Danny Reynolds to the 40-man roster. The team also announced pitcher Michael Roth and catcher Jackson Williams were designated for assignment.
The Angels have signed catcher and former top prospect Jackson Williams. The 28-year-old Williams finally reached the majors in late August and earned 13 at-bats with Colorado before undergoing right knee surgery. Williams was a first-round pick of San Francisco in 2007.
Rockies catcher Jackson Williams underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team announced. Williams suffered the injury last Friday in his seventh appearance with the major-league team. He finishes the year 3 for 14 with one home run and three RBI.