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Williams to miss turn in rotation after off-day

Williams to miss turn in rotation after off-day

SEATTLE -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia will use the Monday off-day to essentially skip Jerome Williams' turn through the rotation.

Williams, with a 7.61 ERA since the start of July, will start Saturday's game against the Brewers on nine days' rest. C.J. Wilson, Garrett Richards and Jason Vargas, respectively, will pitch in the three-game series in Tampa Bay, and Jered Weaver will start Friday's series opener in Milwaukee. Wilson will have six days off between starts, while the other three will be on the normal four days' rest.

Williams bounced back his last time out, limiting the Indians to two runs in 6 1/3 innings, but he is winless since June 12.

"I think he's feeling better about some of the adjustments he made with [pitching coach Mike Butcher]," Scioscia said. "Hopefully he'll get a second wind and be able to finish strong."

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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