Just when we all thought the madness was finally over, the Padres went and traded for yet another reliever out of the Mariners’ bullpen.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that San Diego has acquired RHP Taylor Williams in return for a player to be named later.
The Padres, who apparently hadn’t raided Seattle’s bullpen enough, get reliever Taylor Williams from the Mariners for a PTBNL a day after getting two more of their relievers in the Austin Nola-Taylor Trammell deal, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 31, 2020
The 29-year old Williams currently has a 1-1 record so far in 2020, posting a 5.93 ERA through 14 relief appearances with 19 total strikeouts. He’s also led Seattle in saves this season, converting all six of his opportunities while limiting opposing batters to a .231 average.
Williams was originally a 4th-round selection of the Milwaukee Brewers back in the 2013 draft. He played collegiately at Kent State University.
The PTBNL has been reported to be RHP Matt Brash, fourth-round pick of the Padres in last year’s draft.
The PTBNL in the Padres' trade for reliever Taylor Williams is right-hander Matt Brash, according to sources. Brash, a fourth-round pick last year, made four appearances with Low-A Fort Wayne in 2019.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) August 31, 2020