Jerome Williams suffers another injury
Just off the 15-day DL, The Washington Nationals pitcher from Waipahu goes down again after 3 innings
WASHINGTON » The Washington Nationals activated right-hander Jerome Williams from the 15-day disabled list so he could start last night against the Atlanta Braves -- and then he promptly went down with another injury in the third inning.
Williams, who prepped at Waipahu, was removed from the game with a strained rotator cuff. He allowed five runs and seven hits, and did not retire any of the four batters he faced in the third. He said he "felt a pull" during the last pitch he threw.
"My whole arm's just sore right now," he said.
Williams had been on the DL because he sprained his left ankle while swinging during an at-bat in his last start, April 28 against the New York Mets. He allowed one run in six innings during a rehab start last Thursday for Triple-A Columbus.
Manager Manny Acta said Williams was likely headed back to the DL.
"I don't know what in the world's going on right now," Williams said. "I pitch fine. I go up on the DL, then came off of that -- and now this."
Williams was the losing pitcher in yesterday's 6-2 loss. He dropped to 0-5 with a 7.20 ERA.