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DONTRELLE WILLIS RUMORS

Dontrelle Willis ends comeback bid with Brewers, will retire

PHOENIX (AP) -- Dontrelle Willis is apparently done, ending his comeback bid with the Milwaukee Brewers and set to retire after countless efforts to recapture what once made him so productive and popular. The 33-year-old Willis was in Milwaukee's camp on a minor-league contract. He had not pitched in a spring training game, and hasn't been in the majors since going 1-6 in 2011 with...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers say Dontrelle Willis ends comeback bid, will retire

PHOENIX (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers say pitcher Dontrelle Willis is ending his comeback bid and will retire at 33. A popular star a decade ago, Willis was in the Brewers' camp on a minor league contract. He had not pitched in a spring training game this year, and hasn't been in the majors since 2011 with Cincinnati. Willis was the NL Rookie of the Year in 2003 and helped the Marlins...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dontrelle Willis Informs Milwaukee Brewers He Is Retiring

UPDATE: Dontrelle Willis has informed the Brewers that he is retiring due to neck issues that deterred his comeback attempt, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Dontrelle Willis has told the #Brewers he intends to retire. Stiff neck derailed his comeback attempt. — Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) March 13, 2015 JANUARY 21ST: Free-agent left-handed pitcher Dontrelle Willis trying...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bright-spirited Willis wants to make Brewers, 'help other guys'

PHOENIX -- Dontrelle Willis may or may not make the Milwaukee Brewers' Opening Day roster. After all, the two-time All-Star and 2003 National League rookie of the year hasn't pitched in the major leagues since going 1-6 in thirteen starts with the Reds in 2011. But for as long as he is with the Brewers this season, Willis' good humor, wide smile and infectious personality will make...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The D-Train’s Final Stop

There’s always going to be a market for left-handed pitching, isn’t there? If you’ve yet to be convinced of that, look no further than 33-year-old Dontrelle Willis, who recently signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that includes an invite to spring training, hoping that he can make one more run at the major leagues. For Willis, the possibility remains...
Via The Sports Post
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers sign Dontrelle Willis to minor-league contract

  Left-handed pitcher Dontrelle Willis has signed a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers with an invitation to major-league camp in spring training. Willis won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2003 while with the Marlins. He is trying to get back to the majors for the first time since 2011, when he was 1-6 in 13 games with the Cincinnati Reds. Willis has...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers sign former top rookie Willis, invite him to major-league camp

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed left-hander Dontrelle Willis to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to major-league camp in spring training.  Willis has not appeared in a big league game since 2011, when he went 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA in 13 starts for the Cincinnati Reds. The 33-year-old pitched 2/3 of an inning for Triple-A Fresno in the San Francisco organization last...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

D-Train Derailed: The Last Stop for Dontrelle Willis

Since finishing his last and statistically worst full big league season in 2007, the career of one, Dontrelle Willis has resembled an excruciatingly difficult video game with an extended amount of continues all with the same result — a failure to reestablish himself at the Major League level.Level One: The Sky is the LimitIndeed, Willis’ s rapid descent followed one of the more...
Via Baseball Essential
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dontrelle Willis Cut By San Francisco Giants

The end of a very short roller coaster career appears to have come to an end on Wednesday when the San Francisco Giants cut ties with minor league pitcher Dontrelle Willis. Willis, who has not appeared in a MLB game since 2011, will most likely have a very tough time getting another shot at the Majors due to his age and diminishing abilities. Most remember the lefty from the five...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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