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Regular Season .318 0 2 .830 0

Top Alika Williams News

  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Looks to be on Opening Day roster

    Williams is expected to make the Opening Day roster after Liover Peguero was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Ji Hwan Bae (hip) is also sidelined and could be headed for an injured list stint to begin the regular season. That leaves Williams as Pittsburgh's projected primary backup in the middle infield. His primary asset is his glove, so even on days when Williams is in the lineup, he doesn't project to have much fantasy appeal.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Pirates optioned Williams to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

    Williams went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts the last time he appeared in Pittsburgh's starting lineup Saturday at Cincinnati and owns a rough .198/.270/.248 batting line over 112 major-league plate appearances this year. Nick Gonzales will fill his roster spot leading into the final week of the 2023 campaign.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Absent from lineup again

    Williams is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

    Williams has now started just two of the last six games and four of the previous 10 contests. Liover Peguero is at shortstop Thursday and appears to have usurped Williams as the preferred option at the position for the Pirates.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: On bench Wednesday

    Williams is absent from the lineup Wednesday versus the Nationals.

    Liover Peguero will start at shortstop and bat seventh as Jared Triolo handles second base and hits ninth. Williams, 24, has slashed just .217/.294/.272 through his first 103 major-league plate appearances this season with the Pirates.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: On bench again Sunday

    Williams is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Williams is 3-for-16 with five strikeouts over his past eight contests and will hit the bench Sunday for the second consecutive game. Liover Peguero will receive another start at shortstop while Ji Hwan Bae mans the keystone.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Not starting Saturday

    Williams isn't in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against Atlanta, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Williams will get a breather Saturday after going 2-for-5 with three strikeouts across his last two games. Liover Peguero will slide to shortstop while Williams is out, allowing Jared Triolo to start at second base and bat eighth.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: On bench Sunday

    Williams is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Williams seems to have faded into a part-time role of late, as he'll take a seat for the fourth time in seven games. With Williams on the bench, the Pirates will roll with Liover Peguero and Vinny Capra as their starters in the middle infield.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Not starting Friday

    Williams isn't in the Pirates' lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

    The Pirates seem to have fallen into a pattern of rotating between Williams and Liover Peguero at shortstop over the past several days. Friday will mark Peguero's turn to start at short while Ji Hwan Bae starts at second base.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Sitting Tuesday

    Williams isn't in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

    After an 0-for-4 performance during Monday's series opener, Williams will take a seat for Tuesday's contest. Liover Peguero will get the nod at shortstop and bat seventh.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Retreats to bench Sunday

    Williams is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.

    Williams will take a seat after he started each of the Pirates' last seven games at shortstop while going 5-for-20 with two doubles, two walks, two runs and two RBI. Liover Peguero will spell him at shortstop in the series finale, but Williams appears to be the Pirates' preferred option at the position since Ji Hwan Bae returned from the injured list to take over as the Bucs' primary second baseman.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Gets Saturday off

    Williams isn't in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against the Twins, Andrew Destin of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    After collecting a base hit in each of his last two games, Williams will take a seat Saturday against Sonny Gray and the Twins. Liover Peguero will take over at shortstop and bat eighth.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: On bench Tuesday

    Williams is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

    Williams had some big hits at the beginning of August, but the 24-year-old is slashing just .191/.269/.234 through his first 52 major-league plate appearances. Liover Peguero will start at shortstop for the Pirates on Tuesday as Jared Triolo covers second base.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Sitting Sunday

    Williams is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

    Williams appears to have settled in as the Pirates' primary shortstop after starting at the position in each of the last five games while going 7-for-15 with two doubles, three walks and two runs. However, the rookie will be getting a breather for Sunday's series finale while Liover Peguero shifts over from the keystone to replace the resting Williams at shortstop.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Getting look at shortstop

    Williams went 2-for-3 with a double Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Williams has started four of the last five games at shortstop, pairing up with Liover Peguero to make up the Pirates' middle infield. That leaves Nick Gonzales as the odd man out for the time being, though Pittsburgh has shuffled playing time at the positions regularly this season. Williams is regarded as a big-league player primarily for his defense, and he has three hits through the first 12 at-bats of his big-league career.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Heads to bench Sunday

    Williams is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Williams will take a seat for the series finale after he started at shortstop in each of the past three games while going 1-for-9 with an RBI. Though Nick Gonzales and Liover Peguero will draw starts at the two middle-infield spots Sunday and appear to be the Pirates' preferred options at the positions for the time being, neither player has produced well enough yet to run away with an everyday role. As such, look for Williams to stay involved and occasionally poach starts from one of the two players while he's up with the big club.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Officially promoted

    The Pirates selected Williams from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    With Tucupita Marcano (knee) landing on the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Williams will be called upon to add depth to the Pirates' infield unit. Williams has been impressive during his time in Triple-A, slashing .305/.384/.531 across 148 plate appearances, though he likely won't receive many starts while with the big-league club.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Getting call to majors

    The Pirates will call up Williams from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Acquired from the Rays in June for Robert Stephenson, Williams has been raking to the tune of a .305/.384/.531 batting line with seven homers and three steals through 36 games with the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate. The 24-year-old can play both shortstop and second base, and he could get opportunities at both spots in the Pirates' struggling infield. He was the 37th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft but mostly underwhelmed during his time in the Tampa Bay system. He hit .237/.314/.417 in 42 games earlier this season with Triple-A Durham prior to being traded.

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  • Pirates' Alika Williams: Goes to Pittsburgh in trade

    The Pirates acquired Williams from the Rays on Friday in exchange for Robert Stephenson, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

    The 24-year-old has slashed .237/.314/.417 with five homers and three steals for Double-A Montgomery this season and has just a .714 OPS at the level for his career. Williams was the 37th overall pick in 2020, but scouting reports that suggested he would be a glove-first shortstop have so far proven accurate.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 180 lbs
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Age: 25
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R