Phillies, Williams agree on $2.5 million deal

Philadelphia, PA ( - The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Jerome Williams on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Williams was 4-2 with a 2.83 earned run average in nine starts for the Phillies after being claimed off waivers from Texas on Aug. 10.

The well-traveled veteran also pitched for Houston this past season and was 6-7 overall with a 4.77 ERA in 37 games, including 11 starts.

He has compiled a 48-54 record with a 4.40 ERA over nine seasons with the Giants, Cubs, Nationals, Angels, Astros, Rangers and Phillies.