Mac Williamson is starting fresh. Very far away.
The former Giants outfielder has signed with the Samsung Lions of the KBO League for the rest of 2019, according to NBC Sports. His professional baseball journey has taken him from San Francisco to Seattle to South Korea.
It’s been a tough season for the 29-year-old, who has crushed Triple-A pitching but not translated the success to the majors. The Giants designated him for assignment in May after he went 6-for-51 in 15 games. The Mariners gave him a shot, but Williamson again couldn’t prove himself against major league pitching, slashing .182/.276/.299 in 25 games.
Williamson will try to get back on a major league radar alongside former Phillie Darin Ruf, who has played with Samsung since 2017.