Williams (hand) was activated from 10-day injured list and was optioned to Double-A Springfield on Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Williams has been working in extended spring games and has finally reached the point where he's apparently ready for full game action. The 23-year-old struggled at Triple-A Memphis over a 21-game sample last season (.217/.276/.391), so kicking off his season a level lower could well be a prudent move.
Williams (hand) is expected to remain in extended spring training until mid-May, after which he'll likely be assigned to Triple-A Memphis, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Williams derailed the start of his 2019 season back in December when he punched a television, which led to finger fractures. He's been making steady progress throughout the spring, and general manager Michael Girsch reported that Williams seems to be only a handful of weeks away from activation. Girsch additionally revealed that Williams had recently suffered a calf strain, which had actually set his recovery timeline by approximately one week.
Williams (hand) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Williams is still recovering from a fractured and disclosed fingers in his right hand, so he'll open the season on the shelf. It's unclear how long the outfielder will remain sidelined, but he'll be eligible to return April 4 should he prove ready. Once healthy, Williams figures to report to Triple-A Memphis.
Williams (hand) received clearance to resume swinging Friday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Williams was diagnosed with a fractured hand and dislocated fingers after punching a television in January. The 23-year-old was expected to be an observational participant at spring training but can get on track towards a return now that he can swing a bat.
Williams (hand) reported to the Cardinals' big-league spring training last weekend but is expected to only be an observational participant for most of the Grapefruit League schedule, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Williams had been on track to see plenty of action this spring before likely preparing for an assignment to Triple-A Memphis to begin 2019, but those plans were altered when he fractured and dislocated fingers on his right hand after punching a television in mid-December. The Cardinals haven't established a formal timeline for his return just yet, so there remains some hope that Williams might be able to play at some point before camp closes. The 23-year-old, who was acquired from the Rays last July, slashed .217/.276/.391 over 76 plate appearances with Memphis in 2018.
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