Here are the day's minor moves:
- The Giants have released veteran pitcher Dontrelle Willis, according to the International League transactions page. Willis, 32, has not seen MLB time since 2011, but had several outstanding seasons early in his career with the Marlins. He had thrown just 2/3 of an inning in two appearances for the Giants' Triple-A affiliate, though he uncorked three wild pitches in that span. More importantly, Willis reportedly suffered what appeared to be a serious arm injury during his outing Sunday.
- As reflected on the MLBTR DFA Tracker, two fairly interesting players — Lucas Harrell (Astros) and Sam Fuld (Athletics) — remain in DFA limbo.
Well that’s unfortunate for Willis :
Really time for Willis to hang it up
Can’t fault a guy for trying to make money playing the game for as long as possible. Just hope the residual effects of the arm injury don’t hampering Willis when he’s out of the game.
Poor Dontrelle. He’s really tried to make it work for a while. Gotta credit the guy (and the GMs that gave him opportunities) for that.
Dontrelle Willis is a baseball cautionary tale… and a very sad one at that. Someone who at one time showed such promise and was such a feel good story. I have to imagine he’ll show up on one of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries one day.
Pacific Coast League, not International League.
I can’t believe Dontrelle is still only just 32. I could have sworn he was older than that by several years.
Red Sox could sign him and he’d probably be their 3rd or 4th best hitter.
I get the sense that Willis is trying to set a new ml record for being released by more teams than anyone before him. I’m sure I’ve lost track of how many teams he’s up to now.
I like the upsid eon Lucas Harrell. Some team is going to get a steal on him.