Terms for the Jerome Williams Deal Were Announced

Jerome Williams (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

On Monday, we learned that the Houston Astros agreed to terms with Jerome Williams on a one year contract. Williams figures to slot into the back end of the rotation and be a valuable innings eater for the Astros. If need be, the right-hander could also slide into a bullpen role for Bo Porter.

What was missing though, was who would be jettisoned from the 40-man roster to make room for Williams. As of now, that has not been released, but we do know the terms of the contract.

Earlier this off-season the Angels chose to non-tender Williams instead of going to arbitration with the 32-year old, who according to MLB Trade Rumors, would have been due roughly $3.9 million.


So based on straight salary, the Astros are getting a discount just shy of 50% compared to what Williams would have been due through arbitration. Williams will hit the incentives if he has a successful year for the Astros, so that would then be money well spent for Jeff Luhnow. Ultimately, I think this is a good, low risk signing for Houston that gives them another proven, veteran arm. Williams will likely begin the season as a fourth or fifth starter which should help to solidify the back end of the rotation.

Topics: Houston Astros, Jerome Williams

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