In what was his fifth-year in the major leagues, right-hander Taylor Williams began the 2021 season with the San Diego Padres, but was claimed off waivers by the Miami Marlins in early-September. Pitching in various innings of relief, Williams would go on to make a total of six appearances with the Marlins during the 2021 season.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: RHP Taylor Williams
Coming to Miami after posting a 1.69 ERA across 5.1 innings of relief in the big leagues with the Padres this season, Williams was claimed off waivers from San Diego on September 6. Activated by the Marlins a day later, the 30-year-old right-hander made his Marlins debut on September 7 in which he pitched an inning of relief where he surrendered a solo home run.
After that outing, Williams would allow only one earned run across his next four appearances (4.1 innings) with three walks and three strikeouts. The right-hander would however struggle in his last outing with the Marlins this season coming on September 21 where he allowed three runs in an inning of relief.
Designated for assignment on September 22, Williams would be sent outright to Triple-A Jacksonville on September 26 where he did not make an appearance with the Jumbo Shrimp. Williams would be granted free agency on September 27.
As mentioned previously, Williams made six appearances for the Marlins during the 2021 season in which he posted a 7.11 ERA across 6.1 innings of relief, bringing his combined season ERA between San Diego and Miami to 4.63 across 11 relief appearances. Across that span with Miami, Williams allowed a total of five earned runs with nine hits allowed, five walks, and three strikeouts. Posting a 2.211 WHIP as well, the right-hander also had a .346/.438/.577 slash line against.
As mentioned previously, Williams was granted free agency back on September 27, and will likely not be back with the Marlins for the 2022 season.