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.
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.
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.
Williams left Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Cubs with shoulder tightness, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Williams allowed one hit over 1.1 scoreless innings Sunday, striking out three and picking up the save over the Rockies.
Williams allowed an RBI single to the first batter he faced before retiring four consecutive hitters to lock up his third save of the season. It was his first save since July 31. It's still too early to see if any member of Seattle's bullpen has pulled away as the team's main closer, but Williams appears to be the lead candidate.
Williams worked the eighth inning Wednesday in the Mariners' 7-6 win over the Angels, giving up three runs on two hits while striking out a batter.
Entering play Wednesday, Williams -- who had converted both of his save chances and had allowed just one run over four innings -- looked to be in the top position in the Mariners' closing committee. Manager Scott Servais' decision to summon Williams in the eighth inning with the Mariners holding a four-run lead was thus somewhat surprising on the surface, but the skipper may just have wanted the right-hander to get some work in after he hadn't appeared since Friday. In any case, Williams' standing atop the depth chart may have gotten shakier after he turned what was supposed to be a stress-free appearance into a nail-biter for the Mariners. Williams' command and control completely betrayed him, as he allowed a home run, hit two batters, threw a wild pitch and pumped in only 13 of his 24 pitches for strikes. Williams eventually got out of the inning with the Mariners still holding a one-run lead before Carl Edwards came to claim the save with a 1-2-3 ninth. In addition to Williams and Edwards, Dan Altavilla has also picked up a save this season for a Seattle squad that sits at 5-8, making the team's closing situation one of the more difficult ones in baseball to handicap.
Williams earned the save against the A's on Friday after tossing a scoreless ninth inning that included one walk.
Williams was called upon to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning. The 29-year-old worked around a walk to Mark Canha to slam the door shut. The save was his second of the season, though we can expect to see more of a closer-by-committee situation in Seattle for now.
Williams allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out three over one inning as he earned the save Sunday against the Astros.
Williams got the nod in the ninth inning of Sunday's contest with a two-run advantage, but he allowed a pair of doubles and nearly blew the save. However, he logged three strikeouts to leave the tying run on second base as he earned his first save of the season. The Mariners reportedly plan to use several relievers in ninth-inning situations this season, so it's unclear how many save chances Williams might see.
|Last 7 Games|
|04/13||@ PIT||L 4-8||1.2||1||1||2||1|
|04/11||@ TEX||W 2-0||1.1||1||0||0||2|
|04/07||vs SF||L 2-3||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|04/04||vs ARI||L 1-3||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|04/02||vs ARI||W 4-2||0.1||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||AFA-Brevard County Manat||25.1||5||5||1||1||2||0||25||5||29||4.30||1.355|
|2014||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||107.0||22||12||1||8||1||4||112||23||78||2.35||0.944|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||2.0||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||2||4.50||1.500|
|2019||AAA-San Antonio Missions||54.0||46||0||0||3||3||6||57||21||40||2.83||1.130|