HOUSTON, Texas – Waipahu native Jerome Williams is once again in a career crossroad. The news broke last night that the 32-year-old was designated for assignment by the Houston Astros. The designation meaning the Marauder alumni will either be claimed off of waivers, traded, or released within the next ten days.
After being the 39th pick in the first round by the Giants in 1999, Williams played for San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington until 2005. Williams made his return to the majors in 2010 after playing six years in Taiwan.
The decision came after Williams had one win and four loses with a 6.0 ERA in 26 games this season and 38 strikeouts. Over his career, the Astros pitcher played in 181 games and went 43 and 51.
With 529 posted strikeouts over his career, Williams ranks fifth all-time among Hawaii born pitchers.