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January 15, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels avoided arbitration with pitcher Jerome Williams on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with the right-hander on a $2-million contract for 2013. Four other Angels -- pitchers Jason Vargas, Tommy Hanson and Kevin Jepsen and third baseman Alberto Callaspo -- filed for salary arbitration Tuesday and are set to exchange figures Friday. If the team and players can't come to terms, arbitration hearings are scheduled from Feb. 4-20. Williams, 31, went 6-8 with a 4.58 earned-run average in 32 games, 15 starts, last season, striking out 98 and walking 35 in 137 2/3 innings.
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December 2, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels informed veteran right-hander Jerome Williams Monday afternoon that they will not be tendering him a contract for 2014, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly about it. Williams is now a free agent. Teams have until 9 p.m. PST Monday to extend contract offers to or non-tender players who are eligible for arbitration. The Angels are expected to offer contracts to third baseman David Freese, first baseman Mark Trumbo and relievers Ernesto Frieri, Kevin Jepsen and Fernando Salas.
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March 22, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels rookie Garrett Richards appears to have locked up the fifth rotation spot with a solid spring, but right-hander Jerome Williams, sidelined since March 2 because of a left hamstring strain, is not ready to concede. Williams, who entered camp as the favorite to join Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, Ervin Santana and C.J. Wilson in the rotation, threw off a bullpen mound Tuesday, will repeat the workout Thursday and is scheduled to start an exhibition game, with a target of three innings and 45 pitches, on Monday.
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September 26, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Angels are so desperate for starting pitching depth that they probably will bring struggling right-hander Joe Blanton, who is 2-14 with a 6.04 earned-run average and was banished to the bullpen in late July, to spring training next season. “Obviously, he did not have a good year, but he's on our roster, he's had success at the major league level, and I'm not going to kick that to the curb,” General Manager Jerry Dipoto said before Thursday night's game against the Texas Rangers.
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April 10, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Jerome Williams completed his final tuneup before rejoining the Angels rotation Tuesday night, allowing two earned runs and six hits, striking out four and walking none in six innings for Class-A Inland Empire against Lake Elsinore. Williams, who missed more than three weeks of spring training because of a left hamstring strain, was told by team officials he will start Sunday night against the New York Yankees in a game that will be nationally televised by ESPN. The 30-year-old right-hander, who threw 90 pitches Tuesday night, was competing with top pitching prospect Garrett Richards for the fifth rotation spot, but Williams figured to get first crack at the job based on his strong 2011 finish and the fact he is out of minor-league options.
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April 30, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
OAKLAND - Mike Scioscia passed Jerome Williams in the Angels clubhouse Tuesday afternoon and asked how the right-hander was feeling after throwing six innings and 74 pitches, giving up four hits and one unearned run, in Monday night's 10-8, 19-inning loss to the Oakland Athletics. “I'm good,” Williams told the Angels manager. “I can give you two innings tonight.” Scioscia laughed, knowing full well that Williams would be down Tuesday after absorbing so many innings Monday.
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June 5, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Jerome Williams has the lowest earned-run average among the Angels starters at 2.58. He is tied with Felix Hernandez for fourth in the American League. The only AL starters with a lower ERA are Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox, Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners and Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox. On Wednesday, the Angels told Williams they were moving him back to the bullpen. "If you were in my shoes, would you be disappointed? Of course I'm disappointed," Williams said.
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July 21, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
The “electric” stuff of 24-year-old Garrett Richards has won the confidence of Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, who Saturday gave Richards Tuesday's home start against the Kansas City Royals over slumping veteran Jerome Williams. “I definitely get more confidence as I get more chances,” Richards said in the Angels Stadium tunnel between the clubhouse and dugout. “I feel good about what I'm doing. I'm repeating my delivery, trusting my stuff.” The Angels have won in five of Richards' six starts.
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August 17, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
When the call came at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jerome Williams ignored it because he didn't recognize the number. Then came a text message from the same number. It was Williams' triple-A manager, Keith Johnson, telling him to call. When the two spoke, Johnson told Williams the Angels were calling him up to the big leagues, where the 29-year-old right-hander hasn't pitched since 2007. "I said, 'Don't mess with me!' " Williams said. "I didn't believe it. So much was going through my mind, from playing independent ball to going overseas.
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March 21, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Jerome Williams' role on the Angels would not seem that critical. The right-hander is a long reliever and spot starter, a guy who often enters games after the starter has given up a bunch of early runs to put the Angels in a deep hole. But if Williams, who has a $2-million guaranteed contract, is going to hold onto his spot, he will need to pitch better than he did in Thursday night's 10-9 exhibition loss to the Texas Rangers, when he gave up seven earned runs and 11 hits in 1 1/3 innings.
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September 19, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels ace Jered Weaver, who experienced some forearm tightness last week, was scratched from Friday night's scheduled start against the Seattle Mariners. The team did not issue a reason for the move. Right-hander Matt Shoemaker, called up from triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, will start Friday night, and Jerome Williams and C.J. Wilson will remain on schedule and pitch Saturday night and Sunday, respectively. Weaver, who missed seven weeks in April and May because of a broken left elbow, is 10-8 with a 3.36 earned run average in 23 games, including Saturday's six-inning, two-run, six-hit win in Houston, his fifth straight quality start.
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September 19, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels ace Jered Weaver was scratched from Friday night's start against the Seattle Mariners because of tightness in his forearm, but the team is hopeful the right-hander will return to the mound Wednesday against Oakland. Right-hander Matt Shoemaker, called up from triple-A Salt Lake on Monday, will start in Weaver's place. Jerome Williams and C.J. Wilson are expected to pitch Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Weaver, who missed seven weeks in April and May because of a broken left elbow, is 10-8 with a 3.36 earned-run average in 23 games, including Saturday's six-inning, two-run, six-hit win in Houston, his fifth straight quality start.
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September 16, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
Jerome Williams wants to be a starter for the Angels next season. Williams kept on making his case Sunday, winning a third straight start for the first time since April 2004 as the Angels beat Houston, 2-1, to send the Astros to their 98th loss. Houston, a big league-worst 51-98, is on the verge of becoming the first major league team to reach triple figures in losses in three consecutive seasons since Kansas City from 2004-06. The Astros were 56-106 in 2011 and dropped to 55-107 last year, their final year in the National League.
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September 10, 2013 | From staff and wire reports
Mark Trumbo didn't just get a hit all five times he stepped to the plate Tuesday night. He circled the bases every time, too. Trumbo matched a team record with four extra-base hits, including back-to-back home runs with Josh Hamilton, and Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar also went deep as the Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 12-6. Trumbo had a career-best five hits and became the first player in Angels history to collect five hits and score five runs in the same game.
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August 11, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
CLEVELAND  - It happened so fast, like one of those summer thunderstorms that can plunge a brilliant Midwest afternoon into darkness. Five runs ahead and 10 outs away from a three-game sweep in Progressive Field, Angels starter Jerome Williams collapsed within a span of 10 pitches in the sixth inning Sunday, and the Angels lost to the Cleveland Indians, 6-5. "It was kind of a shock, really," catcher Hank Conger said. "You give up one hit and you're pretty much cruising through five innings.
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July 27, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
The Philadelphia Phillies and 26-year-old Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez have reportedly agreed to a six-year contract worth $60 million, according to the Associated Press. The deal will make Gonzalez, who has a fastball that peaks in the upper 90s, the highest-paid international player. Gonzalez pitched for the Cuban national team during the World Cup of Baseball in 2009 and 2011, but defected and had been working out in Tijuana, Mexico, where scouts from teams across the league -- including the Dodgers -- went to observe the right-hander.
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December 2, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels declined to extend 2014 contracts to pitchers Jerome Williams, Tommy Hanson and Juan Gutierrez and third baseman Chris Nelson on Monday, moves that trim almost $10 million from next season's payroll and give the team more flexibility to pursue higher quality starting pitchers via trade or free agency. First baseman Mark Trumbo, third baseman David Freese and relievers Ernesto Frieri, Kevin Jepsen and Fernando Salas were tendered 2014 contracts. Combining the average annual values of contracts, performance bonuses and benefits for players on the 40-man roster, the Angels have about $174 million committed for 2014, leaving them about $15 million of wiggle room under the $189-million luxury tax threshold.
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July 27, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
OAKLAND - Albert Pujols aggravated the left foot injury that has hampered him all season on his ninth-inning, two-run single Friday night and returned to Southern California on Saturday to be evaluated by a doctor, a setback that could send the Angels slugger to the disabled list. “It's more sore than anything he's dealt with all season,” Manager Mike Scioscia said before Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics. “We'll get some direction from the doctor and see where he is.” Despite playing all season with painful plantar fasciitis in his foot, a condition that relegated the first baseman to the designated hitter's spot in 65 of the 99 games he's started, Pujols is hitting .258 with 17 home runs and 64 runs batted in. Though Pujols, the team's No. 3 hitter, said the foot didn't feel significantly better after taking four days off for the All-Star break, he did go 12 for 34 (.353)
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