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Rockies May Consider Dontrelle Willis, According To Report

There's no such thing as too much pitching depth, and with that in mind, Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd told the Denver Post's Troy Renck that the team may explore bringing in lefty Dontrelle Willis. Willis, who was released by the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this week, was in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds as a starter last year, where he provided more highlights as a hitter than a pitcher.

Willis finished the year with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP in 13 starts, but he held lefties to a .127/.169/.183 line, and seemed like a natural candidate to transition to a specialist role in the bullpen. But Willis was ineffective and apparently unimpressive in camp with Philadelphia, where he allowed five earned runs in 2 2/3 innings.

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