The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year contract with right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Williams, 30, went 3-5 with a 3.21 ERA in 30 games (nine starts) for the New York Mets in 2022. He struck out 84 hitters in 89.2 innings and walked just 23. In his nine starts last season, Williams was 2-4 with a 4.19 ERA. As a reliever he was 1-1 with a 2.47 ERA. He collected his first career save at Wrigley Field on July 14, when he finished the final 3.0 innings in an 8-0 win over the Cubs.
A veteran of seven Major League seasons, Williams was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the second round (44th overall) in the 2013 MLB Draft out of Arizona State University. He has gone 38-44 with a 4.27 ERA with three teams since making his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates as a 24-year-old on September 7, 2016 against the St. Louis Cardinals. He pitched for Pittsburgh from 2016-20, Chicago-NL in 2021 and New York-NL from 2021-22.
In his career, Williams is 35-41 with a 4.33 ERA in 118 starts and 3-3 with a 3.84 ERA in 41 games as a reliever.
The Nationals now have 40 players on their 40-man roster.
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