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Phillies Release Dontrelle Willis

According to Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer, the Philadelphia Phillies have released pitcher, Dontrelle Willis:

Willis ptiched 2.2 innings for the Phillies this spring, allowed five runs, walked four batters and struck out none for a WHIP of 3.38 and a 16.87 ERA.

The 30 year old Willis has been on a steady decline since bursting onto the Major League scene as a 21 year old rookie in 2003 and dominating the National League in 2005 with the Florida Marlins.

Willis won 22 games in 2006 with a sparkling ERA of 2.63. Since then he's won 26 games total. Last season he pitched 75.2 innings for the Cincinnati Reds, during which he accumulated a 5.00 ERA and 1.52 WHIP.

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