Weeks after basically getting down on his knees and begging his way off the Angels, Jerome Williams has found another team. Chris Cotillo reports that Williams will sign with the Houston Astros, terms of the deal not yet disclosed, physical pending.
The 32-year-old Williams went 9-10 in 25 starts for the Angels last year, posting a 4.57 ERA. He originally broke in with San Francisco in 2003, going 7-5 as a rookie. He’s bounced around since then, enjoying short stints with the Cubs and Nationals before spending the last three years in L.A.
Williams made no secret after his mediocre 2013 campaign that he wanted out of Los Angeles. The Angels were happy to oblige, non-tendering Williams rather than go to arbitration.
All Williams wanted was a chance to start and he should get that in Houston. I can’t see too many Astros fans getting excited about the addition of a journeyman starter like Williams. It’s looking like the Astros are in for another long year.