Reds, Willis agree to minor league deal

Published 2:17 am Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dontrelle Willis has agreed to a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds.

Willis won the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2003, helping the Marlins win the World Series that season. He has struggled the last few years, going 13-24 with a 5.81 ERA since the start of the 2007 season.

Willis went 0-2 with Detroit in 2008 and 1-4 in 2009. Detroit traded him to Arizona, and the Diamondbacks designated him for assignment him after he went 1-1 with a 6.85 ERA and 27 walks in 22 1-3 innings.

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The Giants signed him to a minor league deal in July, but he became a free agent after the season. Willis turns 29 on Jan. 12.