Williams (knee) was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday and elected free agency.
Williams was called up to the majors at the beginning of September, but missed the second half of the month with a bruised knee. The 28-year-old hit .267/.324/.300 in 11 major-league games in 2019.
Williams' knee remains too sore for him to return this weekend, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Williams apparently played his final game of the year back on Sept. 17, when he bruised his knee after crashing into the outfield wall. He'll finish the year having hit .267/.324/.300 in 11 big-league games.
Williams (knee) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Mariners.
Williams has been out of the lineup since running into the outfield wall on Tuesday. Last reports indicate that Williams was struggling to walk under his own power, so the team may continue to take a cautious approach. Austin Hays has taken over in center field in Williams' absence.
Williams is sitting Wednesday against the Blue Jays due to a bruised left knee, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Williams suffered the injury when running into the outfield wall Tuesday. Initial fears of a concussion proved thankfully unfounded, but he didn't escape without injury. It's not clear how much time he'll need to miss, but he could barely walk Wednesday, so he may need a few days to recover.
Williams (head) will sit Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Williams didn't show concussion symptoms after crashing into the outfield wall Tuesday, but he'll wind up sitting for at least one game. He doesn't have a regular role in the Orioles' lineup, though, so it's not entirely clear whether or not his absence is injury-related.
Williams didn't show concussion symptoms after running into the outfield wall Tuesday but will be monitored overnight nonetheless, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
He hit his head and knee when colliding with the outfield wall and had to exit the game. Williams was 2-for-4 prior to suffering the injury.
Williams left Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays after injuring himself in the field, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
The nature of the injury is unclear, but he ran full speed into the outfield fence while trying to make a play and then immediately left the game. He was 2-for-4 prior to exiting.
Williams will be promoted from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Williams has spent the entire season with Norfolk, slashing .209/.372/.481 with 18 home runs and four steals (in seven attempts) across 120 games for the Tides. The 28-year-old hit .293 in 51 games with the Reds last season and could garner some starts in the outfield for the Orioles down the stretch, though he'll likely fill a bench role. Baltimore will need to clear a spot on its 40-man roster before officially promoting Williams.
Williams signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
After being released by the Reds during spring training, Williams found a new home with the Orioles at Triple-A Norfolk. In 2018, the outfielder appeared in 51 games for the Reds, posting a slash line of .293/.331/.398 to go along with two home runs and six RBI. It's possible the organization could wind up giving Williams some opportunities at the major-league level, but he'll need to improve his hitting across the board in order for that to occur.
Williams was among 12 players sent by the Reds to their minor league camp on Tuesday.
Though Williams played 51 games with the big club last season, he signed a minor-league deal this offseason and never really had a chance to make the Opening Day roster following the trade that brought Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp over from the Dodgers.
Williams signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Williams appeared in 51 games for the Reds in 2018, slashing .293/.331/.398 with two homers and six RBI in 132 plate appearances. The 27-year-old will likely spend the year as organizational outfield depth.
Williams was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
Dilson Herrera was also outrighted to Louisville, which will allow the Reds to protect two younger prospects from the Rule 5 draft by adding them to the 40-man roster. Williams played in 51 games for Cincinnati this past year, hitting .293/.331/.398 with two home runs and six RBI in 132 plate appearances.
Williams went 3-for-3 with three singles Saturday during the Reds' 3-0 win over the Pirates. He was also caught stealing.
Williams' three hits brought his slash line up to .298/.336/.405 with two homers for the 2018 season. Combined with his .280/.341/.418 line at Triple-A Louisville -- his fourth season at the level -- it shows the 27-year-old isn't a significant power threat. Contact and the possibility for double-digit stolen bases fuel any chance he'd have at earning at least part-time starting duties in the bigs. He might chip his way into a roster spot with Cincinnati or another club next season and remains a long-term watch candidate in many deep fantasy games.
Williams hit his second home run of the season Thursday, a seventh inning pinch-hit solo shot in a loss to the Padres.
Williams has played sparingly, but he has made the most of his appearances, getting hits in his last three at-bats and hitting .301 overall on the season. He has also seen at least one at-bat in 11 straight games, but the majority of them have been pinch-hitting appearances as he's only seen three starts over that span. Williams remains a bench bat with limited upside and should only be looked at in deeper leagues.
Williams stands to lose even more playing time now that Scott Schebler is off the DL, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Reds want to give Phillip Ervin full-time playing time in left field, so both Williams and Preston Tucker will come off the bench, rather than platoon with Ervin.
Williams is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.
Williams is on the bench for the third time in four games and seems to have fallen behind Phillip Ervin on the depth chart in right field. Playing time will only become more difficult to come by for Williams when Scott Schebler (shoulder) is reinstated from the disabled list, which is expected to happen as soon as Thursday.
Williams went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.
Williams managed to get the Reds into the scoring column during the fourth inning on a single to right field, but they'd ultimately fall 2-1. The 26-year-old outfielder finished the weekend series going 5-for-13 with two doubles and one RBI over four games. Through nine matchups this season, Williams is hitting .379 with a homer and four RBI.
Williams went 3-for-4 with two doubles in a 6-2 loss to the Nationals during the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.
The 26-year-old is on a bit of a roll at the plate, going 9-for-23 (.391) over his last six games with the two doubles, a homer, a stolen base, three RBI and four runs. With Scott Schebler (shoulder) having a setback in his recovery, Williams has a path to regular at-bats in the short term, and if he stays hot, he could put himself firmly in the Reds' plans beyond 2018.
Williams will start in center field and bat fifth Sunday against the Phillies, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The season-ending injury to Jesse Winker (shoulder) paved the way for Williams to join the big club, and the 26-year-old will draw his third consecutive start Sunday. Williams' comfort with playing all three outfield spots should help his case for playing time in the short term, but he'll likely see his opportunities fall by the wayside once Scott Schebler (shoulder) returns from the disabled list.
Williams went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run Friday in the win over the Phillies.
In just his second game with the big club this season, Williams managed to deliver a key home run and hand the Reds a three-run lead. His contract was selected from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday, as he figures to serve as a fourth outfielder while Scott Schebler (shoulder) is on the shelf.
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