Jerome Williams Hospitalized

Monday night was good on the field for the Giants, who beat the Angels 5-3. But it scary for a former Giants player, Jerome Williams, as he was hospitalized with shortness of breath.

Williams started against his old team on Monday and lasted less than four innings before being chased off the mound after giving up four earned runs.

Per Andrew Baggarly of, Angels officials confirmed that Williams was "taken to the hospital because of breathing problems."

Baggs notes that the trip was "believed to be a precaution," and Williams condition currently isn't known.

"I think he's feeling much better right now than he did when he left, but we're taking this one step at a time, and hopefully it's not something serious," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Unfortunately, his outing wasn't what he anticipated or what we needed, but now, we're dealing with a bigger issue, and hopefully he'll be fine."

Williams is a former first-round pick by the Giants, who took him with the 39th-overall selection in the 1999 draft out of high school.

He went 17-14 with the Giants in two-and-a-half years in San Francisco, posting a 3.93 ERA over 277 innings while striking out 179.

Hopefully, this is just a scare and Williams will be fine.

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