Williams was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday.
Williams' latest stay on the roster lasted just three days. He allowed eight runs while recording just one out in his only appearance Tuesday against the Marlins. His absence makes room on the roster for Jimmy Nelson, who was called up to start Wednesday's game in a corresponding move.
Williams was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.
Williams was sent to the minors after throwing four frames during an 18-inning game in early May, which put the Brewers in need of fresh bullpen arms. The 27-year-old has a 6.10 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB through 10.1 innings, and he allowed at least one run in five of his six appearances prior to being demoted.
Williams was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.
Williams' latest stay on the big-league roster lasted just three days. He allowed two runs in six innings in a pair of relief appearances, getting the win in Saturday's 18-inning marathon against the Mets. Burch Smith's contract was selected in a corresponding move as the Brewers bring in a fresh arm.
The Brewers recalled Williams from Triple-A San Antonio on Thursday.
Williams will provide a much-needed long-relief option to a bullpen that required six pitchers to get through Wednesday's 11-4 loss. Once Milwaukee's key bullpen members have all received sufficient rest, Williams could be at risk of a demotion back to Triple-A.
Williams was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.
Williams threw 52 pitches over the last two games so he'll head to the minors in favor of a fresh arm. The 27-year-old has allowed five runs on six hits and three walks across 4.1 innings to begin the season.
Williams threw a scoreless inning in Sunday's victory over the Cardinals.
Williams pitched the eighth inning Sunday with the Brewers trailing 4-3, and he kept the Cardinals off the scoreboard in a game his club later won. It appeared late in the spring that Williams could be in the mix for saves early on with fellow relievers Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) sidelined, but that has not transpired, as Williams worked the sixth inning in a tie game in his first appearance before entering with the Brewers behind on the scoreboard in his second. Williams allowed a home run and a single to the first two batters he faced this season, but he has only allowed one batter to reach base -- via a walk -- over the seven batters that have stepped in against him since.
Williams pitched the final inning of the Brewers' 10-5 exhibition-game victory over the Blue Jays on Monday. He did not allow a baserunner and struck out one batter.
Williams did not earn a save Monday due to the margin of victory, but his usage suggests he may be manager Craig Counsell's top right-handed option to close games in the expected absences of fellow relievers Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder). The Brewers led just 6-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, and after that -- and after Josh Hader pitched the fourth frame presumably to get in a final tune-up against big-league hitters -- Alex Claudio, Jacob Barnes, and Williams entered in that order and each threw an inning to finish the game. The southpaw Hader is clearly the Brewers' top option for saves in the absence of his fellow All-Stars, but Counsell showed last year he is willing to use Hader in key spots and not restrict him only to save situations, so the door is open for other relievers to see save opportunities until either Knebel or Jeffress returns. Counsell has not made any announcements regarding his bullpen usage when the regular season gets underway, but Williams has late-inning stuff and had a dominant spring (0.79 ERA, 13 K over 11.1 innings), which in addition to Monday's usage, indicate he could be his manager's preferred option to get the non-Hader saves.
Williams threw a scoreless inning in Saturday's split-squad game against the Royals.
Williams has gotten the job done this spring, giving up just one earned run over 9.1 innings (0.96 ERA) while allowing just four hits and posting an 11:5 K:BB. He has not officially won a spot on the Opening Day roster but is seemingly trending in that direction. Williams' walk rate this spring is a bit concerning, but he possesses a power arsenal, which could earn him a shot in key spots early with fellow right-handed relievers Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) injured.
Williams allowed an unearned run in Monday's spring game against the White Sox but still owns a 0.00 ERA during the exhibition season.
Williams has thrown the ball well this spring, giving up no earned runs over 5.0 innings while also allowing just three hits and posting a 6:3 K:BB. Williams posted a 4.25 ERA and 1.47 ERA across 56 games with the Brewers last year, which are hardly inspiring ratios. However, he averaged 95 mph on his fastball last year and looked dominant when he was at his best, so he could find himself in a key spot in the Brewers' bullpen should he gain more consistency.
Williams tossed a scoreless inning of relief and picked up his first win of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Cardinals.
Williams allowed an inherited runner to score on a sacrifice fly and served up two other singles in Tuesday's outing, but he was able to escape the fifth-inning jam by inducing an inning-ending double play. He has pitched sparingly this month but has been effective, totaling three scoreless innings over five appearances.
Williams was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday.
Williams was demoted Aug. 30 so Milwaukee could add a fresh arm and makes his return after the minimum 10 days in the minors. The 27-year-old has a 4.35 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 55:25 K:BB over 49.2 innings with the Brewers this season, and he should return to a middle-relief role in the bullpen.
Williams was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.
Williams will give way to a fresh arm after pitching in back-to-back games for Milwaukee this series, including an inning of relief during Wednesday's 10-inning contest. The right-hander just hasn't been as sharp during the second half of the season, as he's logged a 9.49 ERA and 2.59 WHIP across 12.1 innings dating back to July 20. That said, look for him to rejoin the big-league club in a couple weeks.
Williams (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.
Williams missed just slightly more than the minimum with right elbow soreness. Prior to the injury, he had a 4.22 ERA in 42.2 innings of relief.
Williams (elbow) completed a bullpen session Saturday and is close to being activated off the 10-day disabled list, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Williams landed on the disabled list Aug. 4 with right elbow soreness, and the Brewers are simply deciding whether a minor-league rehab assignment is necessary. The 27-year-old is eligible to return against the Cubs on Tuesday, and the team should announce their plans for him in the next day or two.
Williams (elbow) will toss a bullpen session Saturday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Williams was put on the DL last weekend due to right elbow soreness and he will be eligible to return prior to Tuesday's game against the Cubs, though manager Craig Counsell said he was unsure if Williams would require a minor-league appearance following his bullpen session. Either way, Williams should be back in the big-league bullpen in the near future as he seems to have avoided a serious injury.
The Brewers placed Williams on the disabled list Saturday with right elbow soreness.
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, and Jacob Barnes will take Williams' 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 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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