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Jerome Williams | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jerome Williams tossed six innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Athletics on Friday.
Well, we weren't expecting that. Making his Rangers' debut, Williams held the A's to five hits and no walks while striking out five. The only run scored on an RBI single by Yoenis Cespedes in his final inning of work. Williams has likely earned another opportunity, but we're not expecting fantasy relevancy moving forward. Jul 25 - 11:40 PM

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Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Jerome Williams from Triple-A Round Rock.

Williams will join the rotation on Friday against the Blue Jays. The veteran right-hander held a 6.04 ERA and 38/16 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 relief innings with the Astros earlier this season and is not a fantasy option.
Jul 25 - 5:06 PM

Jerome Williams will be called up from Triple-A Round Rock to start Friday against the Blue Jays.

Williams, who signed a minor league deal with the Rangers two weeks ago, posted an ugly 6.04 ERA and 38/16 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings with the Astros earlier this season. He's not a fantasy option.
Jul 24 - 4:24 PM

Rangers signed RHP Jerome Williams to a minor league deal.

He'll head to Triple-A Round Rock as depth but has an opt-out clause that he can exercise if he's not promoted in the next two weeks. Williams was released by the Astros earlier this month after posting a 6.04 ERA.
Jul 11 - 4:39 PM

Astros released RHP Jerome Williams.

Williams had been designated for assignment last week. He put up a 6.04 ERA for the Astros but won't have trouble catching on elsewhere, though it might have to be on a minor league deal.
Jul 8 - 8:31 PM

Astros designated RHP Jerome Williams for assignment.

He gets the boot after allowing two runs over two relief innings Monday to push his ERA up to 6.04 for the season. The veteran righty turned out to be a poor investment for the Astros, as Williams was given $2.1 million over the winter to serve as a bad middle reliever for three months. That said, he should be able to find a veteran minimum deal once he clears waivers.
Jun 30 - 11:51 PM

Jerome Williams (groin) will be available out of the Astros' bullpen Saturday against the Rangers.

Williams sat out a few days with a minor groin strain. He's functioning as a long reliever this year for Houston.
Apr 12 - 7:04 PM

Jerome Williams (groin) is considered day-to-day.

Williams left Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays with a right groin strain, but it doesn't appear to be serious. Of course, the Astros could revisit the situation if it's still an issue a couple of days from now.
Apr 10 - 5:24 PM

Jerome Williams left Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays due to a right groin strain.

Williams left in the middle of an at-bat, a sign that something was definitely wrong with the 32-year-old. A trip to the disabled list appears to be in the right-hander's future.
Apr 9 - 9:44 PM

Jerome Williams left Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays due to an undisclosed injury.

Williams immediately called the trainer out of the dugout after delivering a pitch to Edwin Encarnacion in the seventh inning. It appeared to be a lower-body injury, possibly a groin. The Astros should update his status shortly.
Apr 9 - 9:28 PM

Jerome Williams will start the season in the Astros' bullpen.

The Astros gave Williams $2.1 million this offseason -- serious money for the low-budget team -- in hopes he'd solidify the team's rotation. Instead, the veteran had a 5.84 ERA over 12 1/3 spring innings. Williams has experience as a starter and reliever, and he may do some of both before the season is said and done.
Mar 26 - 9:41 PM

Jerome Williams was tagged for three homers and six runs in four innings by the Cardinals on Sunday.

Williams was told before the game that he's made the Astros. Hopefully, the poor outing today ensures that he'll be in middle relief and not the rotation. Dallas Keuchel and Brad Peacock are the best choices to occupy the final two rotation spots, assuming that Keuchel is healthy.
Mar 23 - 4:13 PM

Astros manager Bo Porter announced that Jerome Williams has made the club.

Porter refuses to state whether he'll be deployed as a starter or reliever, though every expectation is that Williams will slot behind Scott Feldman, Jarred Cosart and Brett Oberholtzer in either the No. 4 or 5 rotation slot. Williams signed a one-year, $2.1 million contract in February. The 32-year-old right-hander had a 4.57 ERA in 169 1/3 innings with the Angels last season.
Mar 23 - 11:25 AM

Jerome Williams surrendered four runs -- all of them unearned -- in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against a Nationals split-squad.

Two errors from shortstop Jonathan Villar led to the runs. Williams did allow six hits, though, while facing a lineup that didn't include a single regular. At this point, Williams' chances of landing a rotation spot probably hinge on one of the younger pitchers disappointing and getting sent back to Triple-A.
Mar 12 - 5:43 PM

Astros signed RHP Jerome Williams to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.

Williams can earn up to $1 million more in incentives. He immediately becomes one of the Astros' better starters and should be a mainstay in Houston's rotation in 2014. The 32-year-old right-hander had a 4.57 ERA in 169 1/3 innings with the Angels last season.
Feb 5 - 7:50 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
3Chris Gimenez
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Tepesch
6Nick Martinez
7Miles Mikolas
8Jerome Williams
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Ryan Feierabend
7Nate Adcock
8Roman Mendez
9Scott Baker
10Pedro Figueroa