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Top Mac Williamson News
Mac Williamson: Suing former team
Williamson is suing the Giants over the concussion he suffered back in 2018, which he says, "ended [his] career," Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Williamson alleges the Giants created a dangerous work environment by having bullpen mounds on the field, a setup which caused him to trip and hit his head on a wall. He still has symptoms such as blurred vision. The fact that Williamson considers his career to be over is significant, as he hadn't officially announced his retirement. Williamson is a 30-year-old with a .203/.282/.348 career slash line in 160 big-league games.... See More ... See Less
Mac Williamson: Let go by Washington
The Nationals released Williamson on Monday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
After finishing the 2019 season in the Korea Baseball Organization with the Samsung Lions, Williamson returned to North America this spring after signing a minor-league deal with the Nationals. The slugging outfielder was expected to open the campaign at Triple-A Fresno, but the likelihood of the 2020 minor-league season being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic prompted Washington to cut ties with him.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mac Williamson: Returns stateside with Nationals
Williamson signed with the Nationals as a non-roster invitee Wednesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The 29-year-old hasn't put things together over parts of five seasons in the big leagues, hitting .203/.282/.348 in 483 plate appearances. He played 40 games for the Samsung Lions of the KBO last season after getting designated for assignment by the Mariners, but his .273/.327/.409 line there doesn't exactly suggest he suddenly figured things out.... See More ... See Less
Mac Williamson: Headed to KBO
Williamson is nearing an agreement to sign with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization, Sung Min Kim of The Athletic reports.
WIlliamson's rights remain with the Mariners after he recently accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Tacoma, but he'll likely be released from his obligations to the organization while he pursues what's presumably a more lucrative opportunity overseas. The 29-year-old Williamson has posted some eye-popping numbers in the Triple-A ranks over the past three seasons, but his 28.8 percent career strikeout rate has prevented him from finding much sustained success in the majors. He could emerge as one of the KBO's top power hitters while having the luxury of teeing off against pitchers who typically work at lower velocities than their MLB counterparts.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Mac Williamson: Outrighted to Triple-A
Williamson was sent outright to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Williamson will remain in Seattle's organization after being designated for assignment by the Mariners and subsequently passing through waivers unclaimed. The outfielder is slashing just .156/.250/.258 with four home runs and two stolen bases in 144 big-league plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Mac Williamson: DFA'd by Seattle
Williamson was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Tuesday.
Williamson hasn't found his stroke at the dish since being called up June 5, hitting just .182 with three homers and 10 RBI over 25 games. He'll head to the waiver wire after getting booted from the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Mac Williamson: Playing time slips
Williamson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Williamson will head to the bench for the third time in four games in favor of Dylan Moore, who may have temporarily displaced Williamson as manager Scott Servais' preferred option in left field. Though Williamson joined the big club with a bang in his first game following his June 5 callup from Triple-A Tacoma, slugging a three-run, pinch-hit homer, he's managed a .197/.303/.288 slash line in his subsequent 19 contests.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Mac Williamson: Another productive start
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.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Mac Williamson: Swats solo homer
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.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Mac Williamson: Productive from bottom of order
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.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Mac Williamson: Retreats to bench
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.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Mac Williamson: Gets third straight start
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.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Mac Williamson: Homers in debut
Williamson launched a solo home run in his only at-bat during Wednesday's 14-1 win over the Astros.
Williamson came out with a bang in his Mariners debut by swatting a home run off Brady Rogers in the eighth inning as a pinch hitter for Daniel Vogelbach. The outfielder had just signed a minor-league contract prior to the game and got called up immediately after Braden Bishop landed on the injured list with a lacerated spleen. Williamson played 15 games for the Giants earlier this season and batted just .115 before getting released. However, his Mariners tenure could hardly have gotten off to a better start.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Mac Williamson: Contract selected by Mariners
Williamson had his contract selected from Triple-A Tacoma by the Mariners on Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Williamson signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners earlier Wednesday and didn't have to wait long before moving to the majors with Braden Bishop (spleen) landing on the injured list. Williamson struggled during his 15-game stint with the Giants earlier this season, slashing .118/.211/.196 with a 31.6 percent strikeout rate in 57 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Mac Williamson: Elects free agency
Williamson cleared waivers Saturday and elected free agency, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Williamson has appeared in 135 games over his five-year big-league career, hitting an unimpressive .207/.283/.359. He'll almost certainly be looking for a minor-league contract.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mac Williamson: DFA'd again
Williamson was designated for assignment for the second time this year Saturday.
Williamson went unclaimed when he was DFA'd at the end of spring training, and there's a good chance the same thing happens this time around, as his poor showing in 15 games for the Giants brought the 28-year-old's career slash line down to .207/.283/.359 over parts of five seasons. Mike Yastrzemski's contract was selected in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mac Williamson: Strikes out five times
Williamson went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Atlanta.
Williamson's line may end up being one of the worst single-game performances of the 2019 season. The 28-year-old is struggling to hit major-league pitching yet again, slashing .128/.226/.213 through 14 games after crushing Triple-A pitching (.378/.459/.756). The Giants have been playing Williamson regularly since his callup, but he is in danger of losing playing time to platoon bat Tyler Austin, who homered for the second time in as many days Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mac Williamson: Out of lineup
Williamson is not in the lineup Tuesday against Atlanta, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Williamson had started 11 straight games after getting called up in early May but hit just .154/.250/.256 over that stretch. Stephen Vogt gets the start in left field.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Mac Williamson: Doubles in loss
Williamson went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and an RBI in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays.
Williamson finally turned in a solid fantasy day after going 1-for-17 following his 2019 debut home run. It has been a small sample, but the 28-year-old seems like the same hitter we have seen in previous seasons; a powerful slugger who will strike out more than he provides hits. Williamson does appear to have an everyday job, and that alone can keep him relevant in deeper formats, especially for owners who need a boost in power.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 237 lbs|
|Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL|
|School: Wake Forest|
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