New York, NY - The Texas Rangers announced following today's game that right-handed pitcher Jerome Williams will be purchased from Triple-A Round Rock of the Pacific Coast League on Friday.
Williams (#44) will make his Rangers debut in a start versus the Oakland A's on Friday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers will make corresponding moves on the 25-man and 40-man rosters on Friday to make room for Williams.
Williams, 33, is 0-1, 6.10 (10.1 IP, 16 H, 8 R) in two starts since joining Round Rock. He lost to Iowa in his last outing on July 18. He was scheduled to pitch on Wednesday at Oklahoma City but was held out of that start. He was signed by Texas a free agent on July 11 after being released by Houston three days earlier. Williams was 1-4, 6.04 in 26 relief appearances with the Astros in 2014 before being designated for assignment on July 1. The right-hander is 43-51, 4.45 in 181 games/117 starts with the Giants (2003-05), Cubs (2005-06), Nationals (2007), Angels (2011-13), and Astros (2014) in his major league career.
The Rangers' revised probables for the Oakland series:
Friday: RHP Jerome Williams (1-4, 6.04)
Saturday: RHP Nick Tepesch (3-6, 4.87)
Sunday: RHP Miles Mikolas (1-2, 7.48)