Jul 4, 2010, 2:42 PM EST
Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse reports that the Diamondbacks have designated left-hander Dontrelle Willis for assignment.
Really, it’s about time. D-Train completely failed as a starter for Arizona, allowing 14 earned runs and 27 walks in 21.1 innings (five starts). He was moved to the bullpen at the end of June and allowed three earned runs in one relief outing.
Willis could make it through waivers unclaimed and return to the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate, or perhaps another organization will give him a shot.
Either way, the struggles will almost certainly continue. The southpaw has a 5.62 ERA and a 1.95 WHIP in 65.2 total innings this season, along with a hideous 47/56 K/BB ratio.
The D’Backs acquired Dontrelle from the Tigers on June 1 for right-hander Billy Buckner, who has a 7.47 ERA, a 1.92 WHIP and an 18/13 K/BB ratio at Triple-A Toledo.
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