|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||9/8/1993|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 195 lbs|
|Drafted||2012 - Rd 2|
The Phillies optioned Williams to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
Given his status as a lightly used reserve with minor-league options remaining, Williams ended up losing his spot on the active roster with Scott Kingery (hamstring) back from the 10-day injured list. Williams should get the chance to play on an everyday basis at Lehigh Valley after logging only 65 plate appearances through the Phillies' first 45 games.
Williams will start in left field and bat ninth Sunday against the Royals, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Williams will stick in the lineup for the third time in four games, but it's worth noting that the last two of those starts have come on days in which the Phillies have had a designated hitter available. The Phillies will resume National League play Monday with a four-game series with the Brewers, so it's expected that Williams will transition back to a full-time bench role at that point. Before his recent spurt of extra playing time, Williams had made just five starts all season.