Royals Bring Back Williams for 2023 Season
GUELPH - The Guelph Royals Baseball Club is excited to announce today that we have re-signed outfielder J.D. Williams for the 2023 season.
Williams, 26, debuted with the Royals in 2022 after a four-year minor league career in the Cincinnati Reds organization.
In 2022, the Toronto, Ontario native batted a stellar .341 across 29 regular season games, swiping 12 bases in the process.
Williams said he is excited to finish off some unfinished business with the Royals this summer.
"I'm excited to be back in Guelph. Last year didn't end the way we wanted it to but I'm confident in the group of guys we have this year to compete for a championship."
Royals field manager Dino Roumel said he is pumped to have Williams back in the fold.
"J.D. is one of my favourite players. There are very few players who have the instincts he does on the field. It has always come so naturally for him. He is versatile. can hit for average and power, and defensively he can play the outfield and as a middle infielder. I'm so excited to have him back with us."