Phillies place Jerome Williams on the disabled list

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Philadelphia’s pitching staff just lost a little veteran depth, as the Phillies placed right-hander Jerome Williams on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Williams has been terrible this season, posting a 6.43 ERA in 14 starts and allowing opponents to hit .331 off him after signing with the Phillies for $2.5 million.

Last season Williams had a 2.83 ERA in nine starts for the Phillies, which convinced them to bring him back this year, but he’s got a lifetime 4.55 ERA through age 33 and has posted an ERA under 4.00 just once since 2004.