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Trevor Williams Confirms No Structural Damage to His Shoulder

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INDIANAPOLIS – After leaving his first start on Sunday following just nine pitches, Trevor Williams confirmed on Monday that there is no structural damage to his right shoulder.

“It is one of those things where you just have to take it slow with the shoulder,” Williams said. “Everything was intact and everything structurally was fine. Now, we are just waiting to see how my strength comes back.”

Williams said that he was not sure of the extent of the injury, but said that it is more of a muscle stiffness than anything. He said that he was not able to pitch at full strength on Sunday and combined with the cold weather, he left the start. In addition, he did not want to risk further injury.

Williams said the injury happened on the pitch, and everything felt good in warm ups and to begin the start. Though he said the shoulder “felt stronger today than yesterday,” it is a day-to-day injury and he is not sure about his next start.

Williams, a sinker ball pitcher, was acquired from the Marlins during the off-season in a lopsided deal that was compensation for Jim Benedict going to Miami. Williams is part of the five prospects that will see time in the first month in the Indianapolis rotation.

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Ryan Palencer
Ryan Palencer
Ryan has been following Indianapolis baseball for most of his life, and the Pirates since they became the affiliate in 2005. He began writing for Pirates Prospects in 2013, in a stint that ran through 2016 (with no service time manipulation played in). Ryan rejoined the team in 2022, covering Indianapolis once again. He has covered the Pirates in four different big league stadiums. Ryan was also fortunate enough to cover the 2015 Futures Game in Cincinnati.

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