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