ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 18: Jerome Williams #57 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 18, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Angels have placed right-handed starting pitcher Jerome Williams on the 15-day disabled list due to breathing problems, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. The Angels activated Jered Weaver from the DL to take Williams’ roster spot. Garrett Richards, who was formerly replacing Weaver, will remain with the team to start in place of Williams.
Williams landed in the hospital following his start Monday night against the San Francisco Giants. During this outing, Williams only lasted 3 1/3 innings while surrendering four earned runs on seven hits with three walks and a strikeout.
The 30-year-old was back with the Angels yesterday after undergoing tests at a nearby medical center. There hasn’t been a diagnosis yet, but Williams doesn’t believe the breathing issues are stemming from a heart-related problem. He thinks his collapse in the Angels clubhouse was a result of anxiety and asthma.
On the season, Williams has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 4.46 and 1.379 over his 13 appearances, including 12 starts with 6.1 SO/9 and 2.8 BB/9.