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Dontrelle Willis joins the Angels on a Minor League deal

Philadelphia Phillies' Rende watches Willis throw batting practice during workouts at the team's spring training complex in Clearwater

Philadelphia Phillies spring instructor Sal Rende (L) watches Dontrelle Willis (R) throw batting practice during workouts at the team’s spring training complex in Clearwater, Florida, February 29, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

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MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez with the news:

D-Train coming to Anaheim? #Angels have agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with Dontrelle Willis, who will report to Triple-A Salt Lake.

— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 4, 2013


Willis last pitched in the Majors in 2011 with the Reds, posting a 5.00 ERA in 73.2 innings over 13 starts. It has been a long and He signed with the Phillies for the 2012 season, but he was released during spring training. Shortly thereafter, Willis signed with the Orioles on a Minor League deal. He and the O’s organization disagreed on his usage, with Willis wanting work as a starter. He suffered a forearm strain, and subsequently announced his retirement in July.

The Cubs signed Willis to a Minor League deal in January. He threw seven pitches in a spring training appearance before leaving with a shoulder injury. The club ultimately released him, allowing him to sign with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. Willis, now 31 years old, posted a 2.57 ERA in 87.2 innings over 14 starts in the independent league.