|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||7/15/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 237 lbs|
|Drafted||2012 - Rd 3|
Williamson is nearing an agreement to sign with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization, Sung Min Kim of The Athletic reports.
WIlliamson's rights remain with the Mariners after he recently accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Tacoma, but he'll likely be released from his obligations to the organization while he pursues what's presumably a more lucrative opportunity overseas. The 29-year-old Williamson has posted some eye-popping numbers in the Triple-A ranks over the past three seasons, but his 28.8 percent career strikeout rate has prevented him from finding much sustained success in the majors. He could emerge as one of the KBO's top power hitters while having the luxury of teeing off against pitchers who typically work at lower velocities than their MLB counterparts.
Williamson was sent outright to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Williamson will remain in Seattle's organization after being designated for assignment by the Mariners and subsequently passing through waivers unclaimed. The outfielder is slashing just .156/.250/.258 with four home runs and two stolen bases in 144 big-league plate appearances this season.
Williamson was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Tuesday.
Williamson hasn't found his stroke at the dish since being called up June 5, hitting just .182 with three homers and 10 RBI over 25 games. He'll head to the waiver wire after getting booted from the 40-man roster.