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Giants acquire versatile Luke Williams from Phillies

Jul 20, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Luke Williams (30) singles during the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants acquired infielder/outfielder Luke Williams from the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Philadelphia received minor league infielder Will Toffey and cash considerations in exchange.

Williams, 25, played in 58 games as a rookie for the Phillies last season and batted .245 with one homer and six RBIs.

The Giants placed left-hander Matthew Boyd (elbow strain) on the 60-day injured list to open a roster spot for Williams. Boyd isn’t expected to be available until June after undergoing flexor tendon surgery last September, when he was a member of the Detroit Tigers.

Toffey, 27, batted .217 with eight homers and 24 RBIs over 65 games between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento.

The Giants also outrighted outfielder Austin Dean to Sacramento after the 28-year-old cleared waivers. San Francisco claimed Dean off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals last November.

–Field Level Media