The Giants have acquired utilityman Luke Williams from the Phillies in change for minor league third baseman Will Toffey and money concerns. Each groups have introduced the commerce. To create a 40-man roster spot, the Giants positioned southpaw Matthew Boyd on the 60-day injured listing.
Williams was designated for project by Philadelphia earlier this week when the Nick Castellanos signing turned official. After six seasons within the Phils’ farm system and a quick stint within the Australian Baseball League, Williams made his MLB debut in 2021, showing in 58 video games. Whereas Williams hit solely .245/.315/.316 in 108 plate appearances, he made a mark along with his versatility, making a number of appearances at each place besides catcher and pitcher.
Williams started his profession as a 3rd baseman, however has extra lately moved everywhere in the diamond, with the majority of his transient huge league profession spent as an outfielder. Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler is unquestionably accustomed to Williams from Kapler’s previous job because the Phillies’ skipper, and San Francisco has ceaselessly sought out multi-positional gamers lately. Williams can also be a right-handed hitter, which might give him a chance for enjoying time given how the Giants’ projected beginning outfield (Mike Yastrzemski, LaMonte Wade Jr., and Joc Pederson) are all left-handed bats.
Toffey has one thing of an identical resume to Williams, as Toffey can also be a 3rd baseman who has began to department out at different positions. The 2021 season noticed Toffey play each nook outfield positions, first base, and second base whereas taking part in with the Mets’ Double-A affiliate and the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate. San Francisco acquired the 27-year-old Toffey from the Mets final July, with left-hander Anthony Banda going again to New York in return.
Boyd signed a one-year take care of the Giants final week, and the previous Tigers lefty is about to earn $5.2MM in assured cash in 2022. First, nevertheless, Boyd must totally get well from flexor tendon surgical procedure final September. The 60-day IL placement was anticipated, as Boyd wasn’t anticipated to be prepared till early June.