Dontrelle Willis signs with independent league team
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Dontrelle Willis has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League, ESPN.com reports.
Willis joins Vladimir Guerrero as former high-profile major leaguers to sign with the Ducks in the past week. Willis last appeared in the majors in 2011 with Cincinnati, where he posted a 5.00 ERA in 75.2 innings. He pitched just four professional games last season at Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles system before he was released.
Cubs release Dontrelle Willis
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) The Cubs released left-handed pitcher Dontrelle Willis, according to the Chicago Tribune. Willis made just seven pitches in his only spring-training appearance before being removed with shoulder tightness.
The 2003 National League Rookie of the Year, Willis last pitched in the majors in 2011, making 13 starts for the Reds.
Willis feeling pain-free
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/1/2013) Cubs pitcher Dontrelle Willis said Friday he is no longer experiencing tightness in his left shoulder after being removed from his first Cactus League appearance earlier this week, CSN Chicago reports. Willis left last Monday's game against the Dodgers after facing just one batter, which went for a walk, but has since resumed his normal throwing schedule. The 31-year-old is expected to open the upcoming season with Triple-A Iowa.
Willis dealing with shoulder issue
(2/25/2013) Cubs pitcher Dontrelle Willis made his first appearance of the spring on Monday against the Dodgers but it did not last long. He walked the only batter he faced before leaving due to tightness in his shoulder. The bullpen would allow the inherited runner to score and Willis ended up with the loss in the 7-6 defeat. Its frustrating, Willis told MLB.com. I worked real hard to get back and finally get in a groove and this happens. Ill overcome it. Ive done it before. Just go back to the drawing board.
D-Train re-united with Cubs
(1/4/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports the Cubs signed pitcher Dontrelle Willis to a minor-league contract on Friday. Willis was drafted by Chicago in 2000.