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Dave Williams | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 214
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Delaware Tech CC
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 17 (0) / PIT

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The New York Daily News reports that Dave Williams is expected to pitch in Japan in 2008.
The 28-year-old lefty appeared in two games for the Mets in 2007, giving up 11 runs in 4 2/3 innings, and carries a career ERA of 4.83 ERA in 408 MLB innings. He's expected to sign with Yokohama. Wed, Dec 5, 2007 09:43:00 AM

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Mets sent LHP Dave Williams and outfielder David Newhan outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Williams has already declined the assignment, and Newhan is expected to do the same. Williams gave up 11 earned runs in 4 2/3 innings for the Mets last season.
Tue, Nov 6, 2007 10:25:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of LHP Dave Williams from Triple-A New Orleans.

Williams is likely to be released or non-tendered after the season, but maybe he can make a modest contribution first. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 04:34:00 PM

Mets designated LHP Dave Williams for assignment.

Williams apparently will stay with the Mets if he clears waivers, but it'd be no surprise to see some team pick him up as a fifth starter. He'd be an upgrade for St. Louis.
Sun, Jul 15, 2007 12:59:00 PM

The Mets are designating Dave Williams for assignment to make room on their 25-man roster for Oliver Perez.

Williams allowed 10 hits and eight runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Astros last week in his only start this season. Williams said he expects to accept a minor-league invitation from the Mets if he clears waivers.
Sun, Jul 15, 2007 10:51:00 AM

Mets activated LHP Dave Williams from the 15-day disabled list.

Williams will get the start today against the Astros.
Sun, Jul 8, 2007 01:55:00 PM

The Mets are expected to activate Dave Williams (herniated disc) from the disabled list to start Sunday's game against Houston.

Williams gave up two runs on just three hits during his last rehab start Monday with Triple-A New Orleans. He will take the spot in the rotation that was vacated when Jason Vargas was returned to the minors. Ruben Gotay or Sandy Alomar Jr. will be optioned to New Orleans when Williams is activated.
Thu, Jul 5, 2007 10:00:00 AM

Dave Williams (herniated disc) allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings during a minor league rehab start at Triple-A New Orleans on Monday.

This was the third minor league rehab appearance for Williams. The Mets will need to find a place for him on their roster by July 22 when his rehab assignment expires.
Tue, Jul 3, 2007 10:31:00 AM

Dave Williams (herniated disc) allowed six hits and two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings during a rehab start with Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday.

This was the second minor league rehab start for Williams. He can stay on rehab until July 21, but the Mets will likely bring him up as soon as they need an additional arm.
Source: Newsday
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 07:38:00 AM

Dave Williams (herniated disc) allowed three runs and four hits in his first rehab start for Single-A St. Lucie on Friday.

The Mets are expected to have Williams start at Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday or Thursday. He still could return from the disabled list prior to the All-Star break.
Mon, Jun 25, 2007 10:21:00 AM

Dave Williams (herniated disc) could pitch in a rehab game at Single-A Port St. Lucie as early as Friday.

Williams has been out since suffering a herniated disc in his neck in January. The Mets need a starter for one game of the June 29 doubleheader, Williams could be activated to make the start depending on how he does during his rehab outing.
Tue, Jun 19, 2007 10:42:00 AM

Dave Williams (herniated disc) threw five innings in an extended spring training game on Sunday.

Williams, who has been out since January due to the herniated disc, could be activated to start one game of the June 29 doubleheader in Philadelphia.
Mon, Jun 18, 2007 10:06:00 AM

Dave Williams (herniated disc) has resumed throwing and will begin a spring training-like regimen next week.

Williams should be ready to pitch in minor league rehab games in late May and could join the Mets in June.
Wed, Apr 25, 2007 10:56:00 AM

Mets placed LHP Dave Williams on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 23, following neck surgery.

Williams is two months removed from surgery to repair a herniated disc. He could be ready to pitch in games by early May, but don't expect to see him back in the majors before June.
Sun, Apr 1, 2007 12:28:00 PM

Agent David Pepe said that the current assumption is that it will be three months until Dave Williams he can "be ready to pitch in games."

Williams underwent surgery last week to repair a herniated disc in his neck. If he's three months away from pitching in games, then there's a good chance he won't see action in the majors before June.
Tue, Feb 6, 2007 12:39:00 PM

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