It's never a good sign when the pitching elbow is involved, but the team didn't provide a potential timeline for his return to the club. The move is retroactive to Aug. 3, allowing Williams to return as soon as Aug. 11, while Jacob Barnes will take his place in the bullpen and on the 25-man roster.
Williams tossed a scoreless seventh inning in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
The Giants loaded the bases with no one out against Williams, but he was able to retire the next three batters and keep the Giants off the scoreboard. Williams has not been sharp of late, allowing 13 hits and posting a 5:3 K:BB in 5.1 innings over his last six outings, but he will get a chance to turn things around in low-leverage situations with the Brewers' bullpen fully stocked.
Williams tossed a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's victory over the Braves.
Williams was summoned from the bullpen with the Brewers holding a five-run lead, and he made sure that lead held, striking out one of the first batter he faced and getting the next two to ground out. Williams allowed two earned runs in his final appearance in June, but since giving up four earned runs over a six-outing stretch in May, he has posted a 1.93 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 21:6 K:BB in 18.2 innings of relief.
Williams pitched three times in the last four days and allowed just two hits while posting a 4:1 K:BB over three scoreless frames.
Williams' success the last few days hardly comes as a surprise, given that he has allowed just two earned runs -- both in the same game -- in 13 appearances since May 23. He has posted a 0.93 WHIP and 17:4 K:BB in 14 innings over that span, which further indicates how well he is throwing the ball. He will continue working in a low-leverage role thanks to the depth of the Brewers' bullpen, but he certainly is earning himself more trust.
Williams tossed a scoreless sixth inning in Monday's victory over the Cardinals and picked up his first hold of the season.
Williams allowed an earned run four separate times over a six-appearance stretch between May 4-20, but he has sharpened things up since, keeping the opponent off the scoreboard in four straight one-inning appearances while giving up just two hits and posting a 5:0 K:BB over that span. Williams' 2.84 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 28:11 K:BB over 19 innings are all notable, but he has been limited mostly to middle relief this season. Given the depth of the Brewers' bullpen, that figures to continue.
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|2014||AFA-Brevard County Manat||1||2||4.26||5||5||1||0||0||25.1||29||14||12||4||1||5||25|
|2014||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||8||1||2.36||22||12||1||0||4||107.0||78||34||28||4||6||23||112|