Williams was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to a right side strain, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Williams left Thursday's outing against the Padres due to discomfort in his side, and he's since been diagnosed with a strain. A timetable for his return hasn't been announced, though he'll be forced to miss at least one start while on the shelf.
Williams was removed from Thursday night's game against the Padres due to right side discomfort. Williams grabbed his right side after throwing a pitch, and he was forced to depart the ballgame as a result. He'll be considered day-to-day until the severity of the injury is uncovered.
Williams left the fourth inning of Thursday's game with an apparent right oblique injury, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. The hurler winced after throwing a pitch and grabbed his right side. After a brief consultation with the team's trainer, he walked off the mound. Williams allowed one run on two hits and a walk in 3.2 innings. He struck out five batters.
Williams (2-1) picked up the win in Friday's 2-1 victory over the Cardinals, allowing one run on nine hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out five. Wins have been tough to come by for Williams on a Pirates squad hovering around .500, but he's kept them in the game nearly every time out -- the right-hander now has six quality starts in eight outings. He'll take a 3.40 ERA and 37:9 K:BB through 50.1 innings into his next start Wednesday in Arizona.
Williams allowed four runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and one walk across six innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Saturday. The Athletics scored three runs against Williams in the first inning, but the right-hander mostly settled down after that. Before Saturday, Williams was lights out in first innings this year, but he has sometimes struggled the second time through the order, so it was nice to see him make the proper adjustments to avoid a loss Saturday. Williams is 1-1 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 43.1 innings this year. His next scheduled start is Friday in St. Louis.