Pittsburgh Pirates Designate Pitcher Trevor Williams And Utility Player José Osuna For Assignment

HOUSTON, TEXAS - JUNE 25: Trevor Williams #34 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on June 25, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated pitcher Trevor Williams and utility player José Osuna for assignment.

The team made the moves on Friday to create room on the 40-man roster for infield prospect Rodolfo Castro and starting pitching prospect Max Kranick.

The 28-year-old Williams spent five seasons with the Pirates, the last four as a member of the starting rotation. Williams went 31-37 with a 4.43 ERA in 106 career appearances in Pittsburgh. He put together a spectacular second half in 2018, going 7-3 with a 1.38 ERA over his final 12 starts.

To @Pirates fans everywhere: it has been an honor. I never took for granted putting on the black and gold and representing the city of Pittsburgh across my chest. Thank you for welcoming my family and I. Peace and love ✌🏻💛🤟🏻🖤 pic.twitter.com/jKRNrXX9ll

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