|Willis spent all of 2011 in the Reds organization|
Although Willis' stint with the Phillies didn't last too long, it appears as though the left-hander has already caught on with another team. Here's the release from the Associated Press:
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Dontrelle Willis and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a minor league contract.
The 30-year-old lefty, who won 22 games in 2005, was released by the Philadelphia Phillies on March 16.
A two-time All-Star with the Florida Marlins, Willis has pitched for four teams in nine seasons -- all primarily as a starter. The Phillies signed him to a non-guaranteed contract in December.
Willis, 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA in 13 starts with Cincinnati last season, will report to the Orioles on Wednesday. He has a career record of 72-69 with a 4.17 ERA, but is just 4-15 since 2008.
In three appearances this spring, Willis has allowed five earned runs on five hits and four walks in 2 2-3 innings.
Good luck to him in Baltimore. Hopefully the 2003 Rookie of the Year can find success there.