San Diego Padres acquire pitcher Taylor Williams from Seattle Mariners

Posted at 2:27 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 17:29:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The San Diego Padres made another trade on Monday, this time acquiring relief pitcher Taylor Williams from the Seattle Mariners just before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. Padres beat writer AJ Cassavell confirmed the Friars picked up the 29-year-old Williams in exchange for a player to be named later.

Williams has a 1-1 record on the season with a 5.93 ERA and six saves.

Ironically, Williams was the losing pitcher in the Padres’ wild comeback win over the Mariners on Aug. 27. In that game, with Seattle up 7-3, Williams got two quick outs before giving up four runs to blow the save. San Diego won the game 10-7 on Wil Myers’ walkoff three-run home run off Dan Altavilla, who the Padres acquired on Sunday.

The trade for Williams caps a very busy weekend for Padres General Manager A.J. Preller. In a span of three days, San Diego made these six deals:

-- Traded OF Edward Olivares to Kansas City Royals for P Trevor Rosenthal (Aug. 29)
-- Traded 3B Hudson Potts and OF Jeisson Rosario to Boston Red Sox for 1B/DH Mitch Moreland (Aug. 29)
-- Traded P Gerardo Reyes to Los Angeles Angels for C Jason Castro (Aug. 30)
-- Traded P Andres Munoz, OF Taylor Trammell, C Luis Torrens, IF Ty France to Seattle Mariners for C Austin Nola, P Austin Adams, P Dan Altavilla (Aug. 30)
-- Traded C Austin Hedges, P Cal Quantrill, OF/1B Josh Naylor, SS Gabriel Arias, P Joey Cantillo, SS Owen Miller to Cleveland Indians for P Mike Clevinger, OF Greg Allen, and player to be named later (Aug. 31)
-- Traded player to be named later to Seattle Mariners for P Taylor Williams (Aug. 31)