ANAHEIM -- Tommy Hanson was placed on the bereavement list on Monday following a death in his family. To fill Hanson's spot on the roster, reliever David Carpenter was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake. And to take his turn in the rotation, the Angels are leaning toward long reliever Jerome Williams.
Hanson was scheduled to start Wednesday's series finale against Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers, but the right-hander will be required to miss three to seven games while on the bereavement list.
The Angels could call up someone from Triple-A to make Wednesday's start, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia feels Williams can fill in after throwing 36 pitches in three innings of relief on Sunday.
"We're going to wait and see how Jerome comes out of it, but he felt good after his outing yesterday," Scioscia said.
The earliest Hanson could rejoin the Angels rotation is Thursday in Seattle, but the Angels are still unsure of Hanson's schedule and when the services will be held.
After shutting out the Tigers in the final three frames of Sunday's 4-3 walk-off win, the 31-year-old Williams has a 3.18 ERA in 11 1/3 innings this season. In 30 2/3 career innings against Texas, Williams has allowed 43 hits and has an ERA of 7.34.
Carpenter, a sinkerballer, was 3-0 with a 6.48 ERA in 8 1/3 innings this season for Triple-A Salt Lake.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less