Yankees signed Williamson
The Yankees signed the veteran Scott Williamson to a minor league contract and activated him at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Williamson, the rookie of the year in 1999 when he was with the Reds, was designated for assignment by Baltimore on July 4. He was 1-0 with a 4.40 earned run average in 14 1/3 innings for the Orioles, walking eight and striking out 16. Against the Yankees in the 2003 American League Championship Series, Williamson saved all three of the Red Sox’ victories.