Albeit a long shot, the Milwaukee Brewers have signed left-handed pitcher Dontrelle Willis to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training camp.
The 33-year-old Willis has been plagued by injuries recently and hasn’t pitched in a big league game since he pitched for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2011. He went 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA in 13 starts for the Reds that year.
As a young pitcher in the league, Willis went 22-10 in 2005 with the Marlins and two years earlier, finished 14-6 with a 3.30 ERA on a World Series team.
In nine seasons with the Marlins, Tigers, Diamondbacks and Reds, Willis went 72-69 with a 4.17 ERA in 205 games.
Willis’ signing doesn’t mean the Brewers are done looking for left-handed options for their bullpen.