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Jerome Williams | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/4/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Astros have agreed to a major league deal with Jerome Williams, pending a physical.

He'll also have a chance at some performance bonuses. Williams wants a chance to start and he'll get that opportunity with the Astros. The veteran right-hander posted a 4.57 ERA over 169 1/3 innings last season for the Angels before being non-tendered. He's not going to carve out much fantasy value in Houston.
Feb 3 - 2:42 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Jerome Williams has offers from at least three teams and "seems close" to making a decision.

It was Cotillo who reported earlier this month that Williams was nearing a deal with the Rangers, so they're presumably one of the clubs with an offer on the table. Williams posted a 4.57 ERA over 169 1/3 innings last season for the Angels before being non-tendered.
Jan 24 - 5:47 PM

The Rangers are "making progress" on a deal with free agent Jerome Williams, a source tells Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

Cotillo says talks intensified after it came out Friday that Derek Holland would miss half the season after undergoing left knee surgery. Williams has drawn some interest this offseason but the market for pitchers has been pretty stagnant waiting for Masahiro Tanaka to makes a decision. Williams posted a 4.57 ERA over 169 1/3 innings last season and was non-tendered by the Angels earlier this offseason.
Jan 11 - 4:23 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Jerome Williams has drawn interest from four American League teams and two National League teams.

Cotillo says that all six clubs are looking at Williams as a starter. The right-hander was non-tendered by the Angels last week after posting a 4.46 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over the last three seasons for the Halos. He should find a new home by the end of the Winter Meetings.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 02:10:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that four teams are "seriously interested" in Jerome Williams.

Cotillo expects Williams to pick a new club before the end of next week's Winter Meetings. The right-hander was non-tendered by the Angels earlier this week, but he's good enough to fit in at the back-end of someone's rotation.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 10:05:00 PM

Angels non-tendered RHP Jerome Williams.

Williams was slated to earn around $4 million in his final year of arbitration, and the Halos thought that was too much since he'd likely be their long man. The right-hander posted a 4.46 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over the last three seasons for the Angels and could be able to land on his feet as a No. 5 starter somewhere.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 07:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Marc Krauss
2Jesus Guzman
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Alex Presley
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1George Springer
2L.J. Hoes
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Brett Oberholtzer
4Dallas Keuchel
5Brad Peacock
6Asher Wojciechowski
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jesse Crain
2Josh Fields
3Matt Albers
4Chad Qualls
5Raul Valdes
6Anthony Bass
7Jerome Williams
8Paul Clemens
9Alex White