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MIAMI, FL - JUNE 15: Mason Williams #63 of the New York Yankees plays during the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 15, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Mason Williams to have season-ending shoulder surgery

The injury news for the Yankees keeps on coming, as the team announced Tuesday outfielder Mason Williams will have season-ending shoulder surgery on his right shoulder (non-throwing arm) on August 7th. The news comes on the heels of the team placing outfielder/infielder Dustin Ackley on the disabled list with a herniated disk.

The 23-year-old Williams injured his shoulder diving back to first base on June 19th vs. the Tigers. He was first placed on the 15-day disabled list and was hopeful to return shortly after. As time went on, the injury was more significant than the initial thought and the team transferred him to the 60-day disabled list. He has now opted for surgery.

Williams had a similar injury during the 2012 season, though to his left shoulder and throwing arm. He decided for surgery to repair his throwing shoulder. He will now have a similar surgery to repair his other shoulder.

The young outfielder was starting to get comfortable in the majors playing in place of then injured Jacoby Ellsbury, as he was hitting .286 with a homerun in 21 at-bats.