Williams (shoulder) was officially reinstated from the 60-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Williams underwent season-ending shoulder surgery last August and is yet to see a single non-rehab at-bat in 2016. After spending a couple of weeks at Single-A Tampa, he'll now head to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he'll have the opportunity to see regular at-bats before a potential return to the big leagues.
Williams has been on a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Yankees East and Single-A Tampa Yankees since July 2. During that span, Williams is hitting 5-29 (.172). Williams was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on May 14. If all continues to go well, he should be back with the Yankees shortly after the All-Star break. Don't be surprised if the Yankees send him right down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to get more at-bats than he would see with New York.
Williams was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday. This has nothing to do with Williams' recovery, as he was not expected to return until June at the earliest, but the Yankees needed to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for J.R. Graham, who they traded for on Saturday. Once Williams is activated, he will likely be optioned back to Triple-A.
Williams (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday. Williams is still recovering from August shoulder surgery and didn't participate in spring training, so he's likely a long way off joining the Yankees. He figures to stick around at extended spring training before rejoining one of the team's minor-league affiliates once he's cleared to play in games again.
Williams will start the season on the DL with a shoulder injury, The Westchester Journal News reports. Williams underwent shoulder surgery last August, and while he's been able to do some light hitting and throwing, it appears he remains a bit behind schedule in his recovery. The 24-year-old could see some time in the majors this season when healthy, but he'll most likely start the year at the Triple-A level.