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Angels place righty Jerome Williams on disabled list after Monday night’s dugout collapse

Jun 20, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

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Angels starter Jerome Williams spent a night in the hospital after collapsing in the Angels’ clubhouse Monday following a rough three-inning outing against the Giants. He was released Tuesday evening and was doing fine on Wednesday, but the Halos have placed him on the 15-day disabled list to be safe.

Doctors told Williams that the collapse was caused by a combination of “asthma and anxiety,” writes Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

Williams uses an inhaler to ease the side effects of his asthma. He has never been treated for anxiety.

The 30-year-old will leave behind a 4.46 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. He’s fanned 56 batters in 82 2/3 innings.

  1. hoopmatch - Jun 21, 2012 at 5:06 AM

    So who takes his spot in rotation? Garrett Richards?

    • jarathen - Jun 21, 2012 at 8:09 AM

      That is correct.

      There are also some concerns that Williams has been putting weight on again, which has been a problem for him in the past. Additional weight + rising temperatures + asthma + facing your old team could’ve knocked him out.

      If Angels pitchers want to take a two week break while a capable rookie fills in, allowing them time to rest and recharge, that sounds fine to me.

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