Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 3/17/12
Yesterday, 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. Today, Troy Renck of the Denver Post notes that the Rockies will internally discuss signing Willis. “It’s tough at this point in camp, but we will take a look at it,” Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd said when asked about Willis. Renck mentions that if the Rockies did sign Willis, he could probably be signed for on a minor league deal, which is a very low risk signing if he doesn't work out. 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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