By Jared Lankes
As reported by Tim Williams, Trevor Williams finished his rehab assignment with the Bradenton Mauraders. Williams is expected to rejoin the AAA Indianapolis rotation.
The Pirates acquired Trevor Williams from the Marlins this offseason for just about nothing. Some call it the way the Marlins thanked us for Jim Benedict. In any case, he has great stuff and many thought and may still think that he can help the big league club this season at some point. We will just have to see.
The AAA rotation will get a boost with Williams as they are dealing with injuries, Boscan is in the MLB now, and Glasnow and/or Taillon, possibly even Kuhl, are set for the MLB within the next 3-4 weeks. That rotation will need another piece to help out down there on the farm. Williams will provide that piece.
This injury for him was a harsh setback considering he could’ve been right there in the discussion with Glasnow, Taillon, and Kuhl in terms of helping the big league club in June. However, I do fully expect him to come up to the Pirates this season to at least get a taste at some point. Trevor Williams gives the Pirates nice depth and insurance in case something happens to the pitching staff either in the big leagues or in AAA.