There’s news this evening about Cubs righthander Trevor Williams:
Trevor Williams had an appendectomy Sunday morning and will miss tomorrow's start. Starter to open the Padres series is TBD. Not sure how long he'll miss.— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) May 30, 2021
Williams, as noted, had been scheduled to start Monday afternoon at Wrigley Field against the San Diego Padres.
I suppose we’ll find out that news soon enough, but at this point I just want to wish Trevor all the best and a speedy recovery and return to the field. Williams’ last outing, one run in six innings against the Pirates last Wednesday, was his best as a Cub.
For a bit of speculation, it’s likely too early for Alec Mills to be re-activated from the injured list and start Monday — he threw 48 pitches for Triple-A Iowa on Friday.
It would seem more likely that the Cubs could press Keegan Thompson into action in an emergency start. Thompson threw 11 pitches in Saturday’s game and perhaps could give the Cubs three or four innings in what would wind up as a bullpen game. Kohl Stewart is also a possibility, since he is already on the 40-man roster.
Again, all the best to Trevor Williams in his recovery from the appendectomy.