Williamson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Cubs.
Williamson gave the Giants late life when he battled against Wade Davis for eight pitches before depositing a ball into the right field bleachers. The 25-year-old is batting just .182 in seven games since being called up to the majors, but Wednesday's opposite-field homer gave us a glimpse of the outfielder's raw power. He should receive a few more starts in right field while Hunter Pence (hamstring) rehabs from his injury.
Williamson is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Williamson seems to have assumed the primary right field job while Hunter Pence (hamstring) is sidelined, but after his fourth-straight hitless performance, the 26-year-old will head to the bench for a night off. Justin Ruggiano will take over in right field for the evening.
Williamson will start in right field and bat eighth Sunday against the Cardinals, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
With Hunter Pence (hamstring) still on the disabled list and not expected to return until next weekend at the earliest, Williamson, who was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento last week, has taken over as the Giants' everyday right fielder. With three hits in 16 at-bats, Williamson hasn't done much to warrant an immediate pickup outside of NL-only leagues, but he's shown some power upside in the minors that could make him someone worth monitoring in the short term.
Williamson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Dodgers.
The 26-year-old had a solid debut to the 2017 season after spending most of it on the disabled list. Despite both his hits being singles, Williamson possesses some power in his bat, as evidenced by both hits coming off of his bat at 106-plus mph. He is currently receiving roughly a 10-day trial while Hunter Pence (hamstring) is on the disabled list, but there is a chance the outfielder could play his way into a regular role if he can produce for a struggling Giants offense.
Williamson was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Williamson will finally get his shot with the Giants this season after losing out on the starting left field job in spring training due to a quadriceps injury. He'll take the roster spot of Hunter Pence, who was recently placed on the disabled list. Williamson was slashing .266/.333/.430 with three homers before being recalled. He and Gorkys Hernandez are candidates to temporarily fill in for Pence in right field.
|5/28/2017 vs Atlanta|
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 21 |
| 22 |
| 23 |
| 24 |
| 25 |
| 26 |
| 28 |
| 29 |
| 30 |
| 31 |
| 1 || 2 |
|More Batting Stats|
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||AFA-San Jose Giants||136||520||94||152||31||2||25||89||51||132||10||1||.375||.504||.292|
|2014||AFA-San Jose Giants||23||85||16||27||7||0||3||11||13||14||6||1||.420||.506||.318|
|2015||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||69||259||41||76||16||2||5||42||25||53||3||1||.366||.429||.293|
|2015||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||54||189||35||47||12||0||8||31||26||55||1||0||.370||.439||.249|