Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:50:36 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will not tender a contract to SP Jerome Williams, making him a free agent.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:21:03 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jason Vargas (armpit) will come off the disabled list and start against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Aug. 13. It's unclear who will be bumped out of the rotation as a result.
Fantasy Tip: Garrett Richards or Jerome Williams would make the most sense to be bumped out to make room for Vargas.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:21:27 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver will start the club's first game after the All-Star break, followed by SP C.J. Wilson and SP Jerome Williams.
Fantasy Tip: The Halos open the second half at home against the pretty dangerous Oakland Athletics. The shine has worn off Williams since he first entered the rotation and pitched well, so he's not a smart start.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:17:49 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tommy Hanson (forearm) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm. The Angels have recalled P Michael Roth from Double-A Arkansas to take Hanson's place on the roster.
Fantasy Tip: Hanson just isn't going to carry mixed-league value this year, if ever again. It seems like he's going to need to make some major changes in order to stay healthy and adapt pitching-wise to whatever it is that allows him to remain that way. Mixed leaguers shouldn't feel compelled to keep him around. Roth has posted a 3.61 ERA in 10 games (eight starts) for the Travelers but is probably going to fill in as a reliever for now. Jerome Williams should stick in the rotation and may still be of use in AL-only leagues, and Garrett Richards seems like a decent bet to move into the rotation and would be worth monitoring in those formats.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:34:08 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jason Vargas (arm pit) will have surgery for a blood clot in his left arm pit area, and he won't throw for two weeks before starting a rehab program. Vargas could return by the end of July.
Fantasy Tip: With Vargas being out for a month-plus, Jerome Williams will gain value in deep mixed leagues now that he's back in the rotation. He should be owned in all AL-only universes now, too.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:37:03 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jerome Williams will make the start Saturday, June 22, in place of SP Jason Vargas (arm pit). P Billy Buckner will be used as a swing man.
Fantasy Tip: Williams will start against the Pirates. He had a nice stretch over starts last month while filling in for Tommy Hanson. He's worthy of consideration in deep mixed leagues.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:47:01 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed SP Jason Vargas (arm pit) on the 15-day disabled list with a blood clot in his left arm pit area Friday, June 21, and recalled P Billy Buckner from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Jerome Williams and Garrett Richards are the likely candidates to replace Vargas in the starting rotation. Whoever gets the nod could be considered in deep mixed leagues.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:56:31 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Joe Blanton will be skipped in the rotation this weekend. "We'll push him back a couple of days with (Thursday's) off day and see where he'll fold in," manager Mike Scioscia said. "We'll see how some guys come out of some starts and go from there." Blanton has allowed a major league-high 111 hits. Opponents have batted .332 against him.
SPs C.J. Wilson, Tommy Hanson and Jered Weaver will face the New York Yankees in a series that begins on Friday, June 14, in Anaheim. SP Jerome Williams started the series finale at the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, June 12, and if he pitches well, there's a chance that he'll take Blanton's spot.
Fantasy Tip: This might be the best way for AL-only owners to salvage some value from the fifth spot in the Halos' rotation. Williams should be on the radar there again, and if he keeps pitching as well as he has, he'll be useful in deep mixed leagues, too.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 18:18:47 -0700
After the game Sunday, June 9, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia confirmed SP Jerome Williams will return from his temporary move to the bullpen to start the game Wednesday, June 12, against the Baltimore Orioles.
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 18:28:48 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jerome Williams probably will start Wednesday, June 13, unless he is needed out of the bullpen before that game. The team needs a sixth starter because of the doubleheader Saturday, June 8.