Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/24/14
It looks like Dontrelle Willis may not be retired after all.  The Chicago Cubs have signed the left-handed pitcher to a minor league contract.  Willis has not pitched in the Majors since 2011, and he recently announced his retirement.  However, it looks like that retirement was short-lived. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Cubs signed Willis to a minor league deal but could get an eventual invite to the big league camp. #cubs sign dontrelle willis to minor-league deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 5, 2013 officially, d-train has an invite to #cubs minor-league camp. but if he is throwing well, he may get chances in big camp — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 5, 2013 Willis has struggled since his 2006.  He hasn't had an ERA under 4.98 in a season since that 2006 season.  In that year, Willis went 12-12 with a 3.87 ERA.  Willis won the Rookie of the Year in 2003 and he finished second in National League Cy Young voting in 2005. He has never been the same pitcher since 2006.  A combination of injuries and what seems to be a mental block have prevented Willis from getting back to the pitcher he once was. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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