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Randall Duane Williams (born September 18, 1975) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played with the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball from 2004–2011. Williams played college baseball for the Lamar University Cardinals.[1]

Randy Williams
Pitcher
Born: (1975-09-18) September 18, 1975 (age 43)
Harlingen, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Left
Professional debut
MLB: September 11, 2004, for the Seattle Mariners
NPB: May 4, 2012, for the Saitama Seibu Lions
Last appearance
MLB: August 5, 2011, for the Boston Red Sox
NPB: October 3, 2014, for the Saitama Seibu Lions
MLB statistics
Win–loss record3–4
Earned run average5.82
Strikeouts75
NPB statistics
Win-loss record11-9
Earned run average2.25
Strikeouts145
Teams
Randy Williams
Medal record
Men’s Baseball
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2011 Guadalajara National team

Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 12th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft, Williams was released by the Cubs on March 24, 2001. He played all of 2002 with the independent Central Baseball League for the Edinburg Roadrunners. In 42 games, he had a 1.42 ERA and 77 strikeouts. On September 30, 2002, he signed with the Seattle Mariners and made his major league debut on September 11, 2004. He appeared in 6 games for the Mariners in 2004 and during the offseason, he was traded to the San Diego Padres for Billy Hogan. After appearing in just 2 games for the Padres in 2005, he was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies. He went 2-1 with the Rockies the rest of the season and had a 5.73 ERA. He became a free agent at the end of the season.

In 2006, he re-signed with the Rockies and played the entire year for their Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. In 2007, Williams played in the Texas Rangers organization and in 2008, the Florida Marlins organization. He became a free agent at the end of the 2008 season and signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training the Chicago White Sox on January 12, 2009.[2]

After the 2011 season, he elected for free agency. In 2012, Williams signed with the Saitama Seibu Lions in Japan.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=willira01
  2. ^ The Associated Press (2009-01-12). "White Sox invite 18 to camp". iht.com. Retrieved 2009-01-12.
  3. ^ Axisa, Mike. "22 Triple-A Players Elect Free Agency". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 1 October 2011.

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