"I'm happy to be back and to be playing for a contending team," said Williams, who was originally drafted by the Phillies in the 14th round of the June 1990 draft. Williams posted a 13-25 record with the Phillies from 1992-96, pitching in 99 games for the Phillies, including 54 starts.
Brooks is 24 and was in camp with the Phillies as a non-roster player this spring. Pitching this season at Reading, Brooks was 3-4 with nine saves and a 2.30 ERA in 34 games, but had just been promoted to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Ironically, this is the first trade between the two teams since the Phillies acquired Wes Chamberlain, Julio Peguero and Tony Longmire for Carmelo Martinez on August 30, 1990. Chamberlain is in town this weekend as part of the Phillies salute to their 1993 National League Championship team.
Williams will wear number 41 and will report to the Phillies Monday to be activated for Monday night's game with the Mets. The Phillies will announce a roster move Monday to clear space on the roster for Williams.