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DONTRELLE WILLIS RUMORS

Former MLB pitcher Dontrelle Willis is joining Fox Sports

Add another analyst to Fox’s growing stable of on-air MLB talent – former pitcher Dontrelle Willis is reportedly joining the network after a nine-year career in the majors. Willis is just 33, and last pitched in the majors during the 2011 season with the Reds. The 2003 NL Rookie of the Year with the Marlins had stints with the Phillies, Orioles, Cubs, Angels, Giants, and Brewers...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Names: Kevin Harlan, Bob Knight, Dontrelle Willis

CBS has named Kevin Harlan the voice of its Premier Boxing Champions series. In other news, ESPN will reportedly cut ties with Bob Knight, and former baseball star Dontrelle Willis is actively seeking TV work. Harlan to Call PBC Bouts For CBS CBS and Turner Sports broadcaster Kevin Harlan has been named the blow-by-blow voice [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
24 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
March 13, 2015  |  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 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

Dontrelle Willis, Pitching Coach?

Last Wednesday, Dontrelle Willis, former 2003 Rookie of the Year, was released by the San Francisco Giants from his minor league contract after just two appearances and what's being reported as a serious arm injury. Now in a report by Jon Heyman, Willis' agent Matt Sosnick says he's looking to become a pitching coach.By A Reluctant Optimist on Flickr via Wikimedia CommonsHeyman...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 20, 2014  |  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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