Found March 21, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
The Baltimore Orioles have signed Dontrelle Willis to a minor league contract, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun notes that Willis will earn $700k while in the Majors. Last week the Philllies released Dontrelle Willis who they had signed to a $1mm deal back in December. Willis was attempting to earn a spot in the Philly bullpen but allowed five runs in 2 2/3 innings this spring and had a 16.88 ERA. The Rockies kicked the tires around on Willis this weekend but decided against signing him. Willis did have some success last season as he held left-handers to a .127 average in 55 at-bats. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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