Tuesday evening, reports surfaced that Jerome Williams and the Angels had agreed to a $2 million dollar deal for 2013 to avoid going to arbitration.
Williams is among five Angels eligible for arbitration this winter, along with Tommy Hanson, Jason Vargas, Alberto Callaspo, and Kevin Jepsen.
Williams, a 31-year-old native of Honolulu, has spent the last two seasons with the Angels, starting 21 games while appearing in relief in another 21. He has combined to post a 10-8 record with a 4.36 ERA (87 ERA+) in 181.2 innings for the Halos.
With the additions of Hanson, Vargas, and Joe Blanton, Williams will likely be relegated to a long relief role in 2013, while also serving as the likely 6th starter if one of the current five were to go down with an injury.