The Chicago Cubs sign Dontrelle Willis

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Saturday 5 January 2013 at 11:57 am

The Cubs have signed 30-year old lefty starting pitcher Dontrelle Willis to a minor league deal. He pitched in 4 games (1 start) in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0-3 with a 8.53 ERA and a 2.21 WHIP. Willis last pitched in the majors for the Reds back in 2011. Willis has pitched in 205 games (202 starts) in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 72-69 with a 4.17 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Willis has also been a solid hitter in the majors. He is 95 of 389 (.244 avg, .665 OPS) with 43 runs scored, 9 homers and 39 RBIs. Willis is a longshot to help the Cubs in 2013.

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