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