The Philadelphia Phillies sign Dontrelle Willis

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 13 December 2011 at 2:59 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed 29-year old lefty starting pitcher Dontrelle Willis to a 1-year deal. Willis pitched in 13 games (all starts) for the Reds last year and he was 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. The Phillies are looking to use Willis out of the bullpen as a lefty specialist and it might work out pretty good. Lefty batters only hit .127 with a .369 OPS against Willis last year. Willis has now pitched in 205 games (202 starts) in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 72-69 with a 4.17 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.

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