Colorado Rockies Expressing Interest in Former Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Dontrelle Willis

Just one day after the Philadelphia Phillies ended Dontrelle Willis’ short reign with the team, the Colorado Rockies are expressing interest in the left-handed pitcher.

Willis was signed in December to a deal with the Phillies with the hope that he would be a left-handed reliever. He struggled vastly in spring training and was released, having given up five hits, four walks, and five runs in just 2.2 innings pitched.

Willis was 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA in 13 starts for the Cincinnati Reds last season. The former Florida Marlins pitcher was the NL Rookie of the Year in 2003 and a 22-game winner in 2005 before struggling mightily with the Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, and Reds.

If Willis does make the Rockies, it will assuredly be as the left-handed specialist on the 25-man roster.

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