The White Sox have reinstated shortstop Tim Anderson from the 10-day injured checklist and opened a roster spot by designating outfielder Nick Williams for project, per a membership announcement. Anderson hit the injured checklist with a strained left hamstring final week, however his IL stint wound up lasting the minimal 10 days.
Williams, 27, had an enormous spring displaying with the ChiSox, hitting .300/.364/.475 in 46 journeys to the plate, however he’s opened the yr hitless by means of 13 regular-season plate appearances. Williams has seen motion in 4 video games, together with three begins in left subject which have come on the expense of high prospect Andrew Vaughn, who’s studying the outfield on the fly. At the least on the floor, it could appear that Williams’ DFA might open the door for extra common enjoying time for Vaughn, who has considerably puzzlingly began simply half of the White Sox’ video games up to now.
Williams himself as soon as rated as one of many sport’s high 30 general prospects, per Baseball America, however that was 5 years in the past. The previous second-round choose has tallied 916 plate appearances within the Majors however carries a relatively tepid .251/.312/.415 batting line in that point. The vast majority of his manufacturing got here in a stable rookie effort again in 2017, nonetheless, and Williams has mustered only a .229/.297/.380 output in his previous 573 MLB plate appearances.
The White Sox may have every week to commerce Williams to a different membership, try and cross him by means of outright waivers or just launch him.