Williamson went 1-for-3 with an RBI double play, a two-run home run and three runs overall in a win over the Orioles on Sunday. Williamson's tenure as a fill-in for Mitch Haniger (groin) continues to be a productive one, with the veteran outfielder now having driven in five runs over his last four games. Williamson also boasts a seven-game hitting streak, a stretch during which he's slugged a pair of round trippers overall. While Haniger's eventual return will relegate Williamson to a bench role, he's currently paying off to an extent for those who plucked him off the wire in their leagues.
Williamson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 10-9 win over the Orioles. Williamson has hit safely in his last five games, going 5-for-19 in that span. The left fielder has hit only .204 with two homers and seven RBI in 14 games since signing with the Mariners after posting a .118 average in 15 games with the Giants earlier in the season. Williamson should continue to see regular playing time with Mitch Haniger (groin) out.
Williamson went 2-for-4 with a run in a win over the Athletics on Friday. Williamson drew the start in left field and offered solid production out of the last spot in the order, posting his first multi-hit effort since arriving in Seattle earlier in June. The 28-year-old continues to log regular playing time for the time being while Mitch Haniger (groin) and Braden Bishop (chest) remain on the injured list.
Williamson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Twins, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Williamson has started four straight games since Mitch Haniger (groin) landed on the IL, going 2-for-16 with a 37.5 percent strikeout rate in those contests. Three of those starts came against left-handed pitchers, and with Shed Long starting in left field and hitting eighth against right-hander Jose Berrios on Wednesday, it appears Williamson could be headed toward the short side of a platoon.
Williamson will start in left field and bat eighth Sunday against the Angels. Williamson will be making his third straight start and looks like he could be in line for a full-time role while Mitch Haniger (groin) and Braden Bishop (chest) are on the 10-day injured list. The 28-year-old already showcased some power potential by slugging a three-run home run in his first plate appearance with the team Wednesday, but making consistent contact has proven to be a more elusive skill for Williamson over parts of five seasons in the majors. With a 28.6 percent career strikeout rate and a 56.1 percent career groundball rate, Williamson profiles as a major risk in the batting-average category.
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