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August 3, 2021 05:12 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Heading out on rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday.

He has been sidelined since mid-April, so Williams may need a week or more to build up to the point that he can rejoin the big-league bullpen. Once he completes his rehab assignment, Williams will occupy a low-leverage relief role.

June 5, 2021 05:48 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.

Williams had been on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation since April 14, and he hasn't yet resumed throwing off a mound. It's not very surprising to see him land on the 60-day injured list, and he won't be eligible to return until mid-June at the earliest. However, a better idea of his return timetable could come into focus once he begins mound work. Right-hander Sam McWilliams was claimed off waivers from the Mets in a corresponding move.

May 23, 2021 01:28 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Yet to throw off mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) is playing catch but has not begun throwing off a mound, Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press reports.

Manager Jayce Tingler indicated that Williams recently underwent "I guess you would say like a scope in the meniscus in the knee," helping to explain the reliever's prolonged absence. Williams remains without a timeframe for a return but appears to be progressing.

May 19, 2021 03:40 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Not close to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) is not slated to begin a rehab stint any time soon, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Williams was placed on the 10-day injured list in mid April, so he is technically eligible to rejoin the club. However, the right-hander is still recovering and doesn't appear to be close to ramping up his activity. The organization has not provided a timeframe for Williams' return.

April 14, 2021 06:36 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: To IL with knee inflammation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right knee inflammation.

He has allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings (five appearances). Dan Altavilla (calf) was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move.

March 30, 2021 02:08 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Gets spot on roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Padres informed Williams on Monday that he would be included on the Opening Day roster, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

Due to a slew of injuries to other relievers along with the fact that he had no minor-league options remaining, Williams was able to nail down a spot in the San Diego bullpen. Williams saved six games for the Mariners in 2020 before coming over to San Diego in a deal at the trade deadline, but he's not expected to be much of a factor for the Friars in the late innings in 2021. Mark Melancon, Emilio Pagan and Drew Pomeranz look like the clear top three candidates for saves to begin the season, and Williams will probably be pushed further down the pecking order once Austin Adams (elbow) is cleared to return from the injured list.

March 29, 2021 01:44 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Overcomes shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) is listed among the Padres' available relievers for Monday's Cactus League finale versus the Rockies, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Williams battled a left shoulder injury earlier this month, but he re-entered San Diego's pitching schedule over the weekend, tossing a scoreless inning in Friday's game against the Mariners. His inclusion on the pitching schedule three days later suggests he's feeling fine physically, leaving the door open for him to secure a spot on the Padres' 26-man Opening Day roster.

March 19, 2021 10:52 AM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Suffers shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams left Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Cubs with shoulder tightness, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Williams was hurt in the sixth inning when he dove for a ball thrown to him while covering first base on a groundball. Though the right-hander returned to pitch in the seventh, his shoulder tightened up on him, causing his outing to come to an end. Williams, who is in contention for one of the final spots in the Padres' bullpen, was expected to be reevaluated Thursday.

September 15, 2020 11:20 AM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Optioned again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was optioned to San Diego's alternate training site Monday.

Williams has appeared in 15 games this season, 14 of which were with the Mariners, accruing a 6.14 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with a 20:7 K:BB over 14.2 innings of relief work. Joey Lucchesi was recalled in a corresponding move.

September 13, 2020 03:16 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Rejoins major-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was recalled from the alternate training site Sunday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The 29-year-old was optioned to the alternate site Thursday, but he'll make a quick return to the team with Javy Guerra (personal) heading to the injured list. Williams has a 6.14 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 20:7 K:BB over 14.2 innings this season, though he's made only one appearance since being acquired by the Friars at the trade deadline.

September 10, 2020 04:48 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Optioned to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was optioned to the Padres' alternate training site Thursday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Williams went from being the Mariners closer to a roster casualty with his new team after the trade deadline. He wasn't close to the saves mix in San Diego anyway, but now he can be cut loose in all redraft leagues.

September 9, 2020 04:12 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Allows one run in Padres debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams tossed one inning Tuesday against Colorado, allowing a run on two hits while striking out one.

Williams' first appearance since joining San Diego came in the sixth inning of a game that the Padres led by seven runs. The right-hander yielded a run on a double and a single while throwing 22 pitches (14 strikes). Williams notched six saves while serving as Seattle's primary closer prior to the trade that moved him down the coast, but he appears to be slated for a low-leverage bullpen role with the Padres.

September 7, 2020 04:48 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Receives callup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was recalled from the Padres' alternate training site Sunday.

It's not often you see a pitcher go from closing for one team to serving as minor-league depth with another, but that's what happened with Williams. He took over as the Mariners' primary closer early on this season, racking up six saves before he was dealt Monday, but he was optioned by the Padres after the transaction was completed. He will have to work his way back up the ladder in San Diego.

September 2, 2020 09:40 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Sent to alternate training site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was optioned to the alternate training site Wednesday.

Williams was acquired by the Padres from the Mariners on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later, but he won't immediately be working in the majors with his new team. The 29-year-old had a 5.93 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 19:7 K:BB over 13.2 innings while converting all six save chances before being traded by Seattle.

August 31, 2020 06:40 PM
Padres' Taylor Williams: Dealt to San Diego
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Padres acquired Williams from the Mariners on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later.

After netting two relievers (Dan Altavilla and Austin Adams) from the Mariners on Sunday in the seven-player deal that also sent catcher Austin Nola to San Diego, Padres general manager A.J. Preller went back to a familiar well to land Williams. The hard-throwing right-hander had been serving as Seattle's primary closer this season, going 6-for-6 in save chances while posting a 5.93 ERA and 19:7 K:BB over 13.2 innings. While San Diego's closer situation remains unsettled, Williams' high walk rate probably puts him behind at least Trevor Rosenthal, Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan in the pecking order for saves. Those who have been rostering Williams in shallow leagues can probably feel comfortable cutting bait, though his deep-league fantasy managers may first want to wait and see how the Padres' closing situation shakes out over the next few games.

August 31, 2020 06:40 PM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Snags win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (1-1) allowed a hit and a walk and struck out one in a scoreless inning, earning the win Sunday versus the Angels.

Williams worked the ninth inning, and it was anything but steady. He erased an Albert Pujols single by getting Jo Adell to ground into a double play. Williams then walked Anthony Bemboom, who got to third base on a pair of wild pitches before Andrelton Simmons struck out. Despite the danger, it was an effective outing for Williams, and he got the win when the Mariners took the lead in the top of the 10th. The 29-year-old righty will likely continue to have the edge for saves over Yoshihisa Hirano, who pitched in the eighth inning Sunday. Williams has a 5.93 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 13.2 innings while tallying six saves this year.

August 28, 2020 03:28 AM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Blows save, takes loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (0-1) took the loss and a blown save in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mariners. He allowed five runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one across two-thirds of an inning.

Williams entered with a 7-3 lead in the bottom of the seventh. He retired Ty France and Jurickson Profar to start the frame, but the wheels quickly fell off after that. He hit Austin Hedges with a pitch, walked the next two and allowed singles to the last two batters he faced. He was replaced by Dan Altavilla, who wound up giving up a walkoff homer to Wil Myers. Williams had allowed no runs in his previous seven appearances, so Thursday can be viewed as just a slip up for the closer. That being said, another poor outing in the immediate future could put his ninth-inning role in jeopardy.

August 24, 2020 08:12 PM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Converts sixth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams allowed one hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Williams allowed a leadoff single to Derek Dietrich, but a fielder's choice, a strikeout and a flyout were enough for him to earn his sixth save of the year. The 29-year-old Williams has been solid with a 3.00 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 17:4 K:BB across 12 innings this season. His strong performance in the closer role should give him a slight edge over Yoshihisa Hirano for ninth-inning duties, at least in the short term.

August 22, 2020 01:00 AM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Locks down fifth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams earned the save against the Rangers on Friday after tossing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout.

Tasked with protecting a three-run lead in the ninth inning, Williams sent the Rangers down in order, including a strikeout of Rougned Odor. The 29-year-old now has five saves on the season to go with a 3.27 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across 11 appearances.

August 20, 2020 02:04 AM
Mariners' Taylor Williams: Escapes with fourth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams earned a four-out save Wednesday after holding the Dodgers scoreless, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out three.

Called upon to replace Anthony Misiewicz and protect the lead in the eighth inning, Williams did so with ease by forcing Enrique Hernandez to fly out. He returned in the ninth, and despite loading up the bases with a single and a pair of walks, the right-hander sent Joc Pederson, Keibert Ruiz and Corey Seager down on strikes to finish off the win for the Mariners. The save was the fourth of the year for Williams, who seems to be thriving as the acclaimed closer in Seattle.

Last 7 Games
04/13@ PITL 4-81.21121
04/11@ TEXW 2-01.11002
04/07vs SFL 2-31.01002
04/04vs ARIL 1-31.00010
04/02vs ARIW 4-20.10001
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Vancouver, WA
San Diego Padres
Kent State
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