Phillies Ink Lefty Dontrelle Willis
The Phillies have an agreement on one-year deal with left-hander Dontrelle Willis.
Willis stands to make around $1 million in base salary and can also earn more through performance-based incentives. The 29-year-old left-hander had a 5.00 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 75 2/3 innings this past year for the Reds.
Willis was one of the best stories his rookie season, but has never been ever to reclaim that fame. He has bounced around from Floridia, to Detroit, to San Francisco, to last season with Reds and many minor league assignments in between.
A 22-game winner in 2005, Willis has won just four games since 2008. However, lefties tend to get more chances than other pitchers and presumably he will get a chance as a lefty specialist in the Phillies bullpen.