Feb
07

Mason Williams close to 100% following shoulder surgery

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Via Anthony McCarron & Erik Boland: Top prospect Mason Williams is close to 100% following shoulder surgery in August. He should back to “full practice” mode in two weeks and is expected to begin the season with High-A Tampa.

Williams, 21, injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder diving for a ball in the outfield last season. He was cleared to resume working out in October and started swinging a bat in December. Williams hit .298/.346/.474 with 11 homers, 20 steals, and only 47 strikeouts in 397 plate appearances between Low-A Charleston and High-A Tampa before the injury.

Categories : Asides, Injuries, Minors

20 Comments»

  1. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Hopefully this settles the “The Great Spring Training Invitation Snubbing Debate of 2013™” once and for all. He was injured! He doesn’t have an attitude problem…the Yankees weren’t trying to take him down a peg or two, just a boring old injury.

    • LK says:

      Wouldn’t a player who hasn’t even reached AA be unlikely to get an invite anyway?

      • TCMiller30 says:

        I think he got one last year.. So you’d think he’d get another.. Unless he was injured and is coming off surgery, then they probably wouldn’t. Haha, those concerns about his character issues being the reason he wasn’t invited were ridiculous.

        • SXB41E says:

          Williams did not receive an official invite last year, but the Yankees did call him over from minor league camp for a few games.

  2. vin says:

    Awesome. So I assume Slade is expected to open the year in Trenton so he doesn’t have to share CF with Mason?

  3. Robert says:

    Saw Mason play his 1st year in Staten Island,he was clearly a superior talent on that rookie level.

    Also very fan friendly always signing and very approachable.

    Hope to see him in Trenton by June with Slade in the Bronx or Scranton at the same time….

  4. John C says:

    Hopefully at one point this season we see Williams, Austin and Heathcott in the same OF at Trenton. Or Maybe Heathcott makes it Scranton and we see Flores out there with those 2

  5. MannyGeee says:

    Mason Williams, I need you in my life… Get to Trenton in time for the road trip to NH. KTHX

    • TCMiller30 says:

      Fischer Cats stadium is awesome. I used to live right down the street and would try to catch a few Thunder games.

  6. trr says:

    Good News! Hope he’s on the fast track to the Bronx!

  7. dkidd says:

    if they’re smart, w.b. mason is already planning the ad campaign

  8. Jim Is Bored says:

    Excellent to hear. Looking forward to seeing him in DoTF again

  9. lou in the bronx says:

    Is mason still a switch hitter? I could have sworm I heard something about him staying on one side of the plate.

  10. your mom says:

    Who is on prospect watch this year?

    • Reent Roint says:

      Even though he primarily plays second, I think Corban Joseph looks good too. Great defense, looks speedy on the bases, and makes good contact.

  11. trr says:

    I rank ‘em
    Sanchez
    Austin
    Williams
    Heathcott

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