Transactions

Pirates Sign Catcher Jackson Williams to Minor League Deal

PNC Park. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Sign Catcher Jackson Williams to Minor League Deal
John Dreker

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Jackson Williams to a minor league contract. The 30-year-old backstop has played parts of two seasons in the majors, getting seven games each with the 2014 Colorado Rockies and the 2015 San Francisco Giants.

Williams split the 2016 season between Double-A and Triple-A for the Rockies, re-signing with the club after spending one season with the Giants. He was originally drafted 43rd overall in the 2007 draft by the Giants and spent his first seven seasons in their system. He signed with the Rockies in 2014, then was lost after the season on waivers to the Los Angeles Angels, who sold him back to the Giants during Spring Training of 2015. Williams hit .199/.265/.263 last season.

While he has a career slash line o...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Transactions
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in Transactions

Pirates Load Up on Hard Throwing Relievers in the Rule 5 Draft; Trade With the Phillies

Tim WilliamsDecember 14, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Claim Shortstop Engelb Vielma

John DrekerDecember 11, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Two Minor League Signings with Spring Training Invites

John DrekerDecember 7, 2017

Seattle Mariners Claim Pitcher Sam Moll from Pittsburgh Pirates

John DrekerNovember 30, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Outfielder Bralin Jackson to a Minor League Deal

John DrekerNovember 29, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Release Two Minor League Players

John DrekerNovember 21, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects