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

Angels sign well-traveled Dontrelle Willis

The Los Angeles Angels have signed veteran left-hander Dontrelle Willis out of the independent Atlantic League. The Angels assigned the two-time All-Star and former NL Rookie of the Year to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday. The 31-year-old Willis had a league-leading 2.56 ERA in 14 starts with the Long Island Ducks this season. Willis hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2011 with...
Via FOX Sports
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Dontrelle goes AWOL from Orioles

Dontrelle Willis has left his Triple-A Norfolk team without permission and was placed on the restricted list by the Orioles. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman confirmed with Orioles GM Dan Duquette that there was a disagreement between Willis and the team over his future role. The Orioles reportedly want to turn Willis into a relief pitcher, but he wants to remain a starter. His agent confirmed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Release Dontrelle Willis

The Phillies released Dontrelle Willis on Friday. The Phillies released Dontrelle Willis Friday morning, per the team’s official Twitter account.Willis, who allowed five runs in 2.2 innings this Spring against a handful of batters he should never face — righties — was on a non-guaranteed deal.While it was a good idea by Ruben Amaro to try to convert a deceptive pitcher on the down...
Via Phillies Nation
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Willis > Bastardo, Venters Against Lefties

Dontrelle Willis's numbers against lefties last season were better than either of these men's. What triggered when you heard the Phillies signed (lefty starter reliever) Dontrelle Willis? Did you start visualizing the herky-jerky, moving parts windup – a trademark that has changed out of necessity over the years – and seeing exactly how it could be so deceptive to a lefthanded hitter...
Via Phillies Nation
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

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