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Top Luke Williams News

  • Braves' Luke Williams: Back with Atlanta

    Atlanta re-signed Williams to a minor-league contract Nov. 18.

    Williams was non-tendered by Atlanta and elected free agency last month but then immediately re-signed. The 27-year-old utility player has batted just .225/.281/.295 during parts of three seasons in the majors.

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  • Luke Williams: Non-tendered by Atlanta

    Williams was non-tendered by Atlanta on Friday, MLB.com reports.

    A 27-year-old utility player, Williams has a .225/.281/.295 slash line in 263 MLB plate appearances over the past three seasons. He saw time at four different positions over 11 games in 2023.

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  • Braves' Luke Williams: Recalled from Gwinnett

    Atlanta recalled Williams from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

    Williams was claimed off waivers from the Dodgers in early June and has since slashed .251/.343/.396 with six homers and 17 steals in 48 games for Gwinnett. The versatile 27-year-old figures to operate in a super-utility and pinch-running role with the NL East leaders.

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  • Braves' Luke Williams: Joins new organization

    Atlanta claimed Williams off waivers from the Dodgers on Monday and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    In order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for the 26-year-old utility man, Atlanta shifted Max Fried (forearm) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL. Williams appeared in four games for the Dodgers in April but has otherwise spent the entire 2023 campaign at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he slashed .262/.339/.446 with six home runs and 11 stolen bases across 198 plate appearances.

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  • Dodgers' Luke Williams: Sent back to Triple-A

    Williams was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City by the Dodgers on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

    The move clears room for Max Muncy, who returned from the paternity list Friday. Williams will likely bounce between the majors and Triple-A all season depending on the Dodgers' roster needs.

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  • Dodgers' Luke Williams: Back to bench role

    Williams is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

    He made three consecutive starts at shortstop last week after Miguel Rojas (hamstring) landed on the injured list, but Williams has since moved back to a utility role after Mookie Betts was reinstated from the paternity list Thursday and after Chris Taylor overcame a side injury. Williams will be on the bench for the third straight contest.

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  • Dodgers' Luke Williams: Called up from Triple-A

    The Dodgers selected Williams' contract from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Williams is now on the 40-man roster and will fill the spot on the 26-man roster left vacant by Mookie Betts, (personal) who has been placed on the paternity leave list. Despite getting called up, Williams isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets and could be in for a brief stay in the big leagues.

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  • Dodgers' Luke Williams: Signs MiLB deal

    Williams signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers on Friday.

    Williams was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers back in November and will remain in the Los Angeles system. The 26-year-old utility man recorded a .883 OPS through 58 plate appearances in Triple-A last year but just a .602 mark in 136 PAs split between the Giants and Marlins.

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  • Dodgers' Luke Williams: Claimed by Dodgers

    The Dodgers claimed Williams off of waivers from Miami on Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

    Despite finding success during his limited appearances in Triple-A, where he slashed .327/.414/.469 last season, Williams struggled to carry it over into the majors. Now he joins a Dodgers organization that is filled with outfield talent, which will give him time to develop more in the minors before potentially getting a look in Los Angeles.

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  • Marlins' Luke Williams: Sent down Thursday

    Williams was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Williams saw minimal playing time for the Marlins in recent weeks, starting just three games since the start of September. He'll lose his spot on the active roster after Joey Wendle (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.

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  • Marlins' Luke Williams: Returns to bench

    Williams is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers, Paige Leckie of MLB.com reports.

    Williams will be back in his usual bench role for the series finale after he struck out in all three of his at-bats while starting in left field during Sunday's 8-1 loss. The 26-year-old is expected to see occasional starts down the stretch, with most of his opportunities coming against left-handed pitching.

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  • Marlins' Luke Williams: Playing time picks up

    Williams will start at second base and bat ninth in Tuesday's game against the Padres, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.

    Williams will make his fourth start in five games Tuesday, but his inclusion in the lineup is likely a byproduct of southpaw Sean Manaea taking the hill for Miami. Even though his opportunities have picked up of late, the righty-hitting Williams may have a tough time finding regular starts against right-handed pitching following the recent returns of Jon Berti and Brian Anderson from the injured list.

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  • Marlins' Luke Williams: Steals three bases

    Williams went 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored and three stolen bases in a 3-0 win over the Reds on Wednesday.

    Williams had a perfect night at the plate and on the basepaths, rapping out three hits and making three successful steal attempts. He took advantage of Mike Minor's low velocity, and none of the throws from Reds catcher Michael Papierski were even close to getting him out. The performance gives Williams nine steals on the season to go along with a slash line of .269/.347/.358 in 49 games played. The speedy backup infielder has shown he has the potential to steal bases in bunches, but he remains behind call-up Charles Leblanc on the depth chart.

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  • Marlins' Luke Williams: Moves back into reserve role

    Williams is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    After starting five consecutive games to begin last week while going 2-for-16 with two walks, a stolen base and three runs, Williams now finds himself on the bench for the fourth consecutive contest. The 25-year-old looks set to fill a utility role for the time being while the Marlins give new call-up Charles Leblanc a look as their regular third baseman.

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  • Marlins' Luke Williams: Nabs sixth steal

    Williams went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Reds.

    The Marlins ran wild against Cincinnati rookie catcher Michael Papierski, going 3-for-3 on steal attempts, and Williams' pilfer in the fifth inning wound up leading to the winning run after Joey Wendle deposited a two-run single into right field. Williams has started two straight games at third base with Brian Anderson (shoulder) back on the injured list and Jon Berti (groin) still sidelined, and he could offer some short-term fantasy value via his speed -- he's stolen six bags in 74 plate appearances for Miami this season, albeit while hitting a less impressive .265 with one homer, six RBI and 12 runs.

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  • Marlins' Luke Williams: Returns from minors

    The Marlins recalled Williams from Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.

    Williams was optioned to Triple-A two days ago, but he's eligible to rejoin the big club after the Marlins moved Jazz Chisholm (back) to the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Jon Berti is expected to step in for Chisholm as the Marlins' everyday second baseman, while the versatile Williams handles a utility role. Don't expect Williams to see more than a start or two per week, with most of his opportunities likely to come against left-handed pitching.

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  • Marlins' Luke Williams: Optioned to Triple-A

    Williams was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Monday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.

    Williams rejoined the major-league roster at the beginning of June and hit .226 with a double, six runs, an RBI and three stolen base over 21 games during his time with the Marlins. However, he'll head back to the minors after Brian Anderson (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday.

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  • Marlins' Luke Williams: Added to Friday's lineup

    Williams was added to the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.

    The 25-year-old didn't start in any of the last three games, but he'll take over at third base and bat ninth after Miguel Rojas (foot) was scratched from Friday's lineup. Over 18 games since joining the Marlins, Williams has hit .200 with a double, six runs, an RBI and three stolen bases.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Park Ridge, IL
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R