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Dontrelle Willis signs with Milwaukee, continues tour of NL Central

Former superstar pitcher Dontrelle Willis has signed with the Milwaukee Brewers.

If he makes the Brew Crew's roster, it will be the first time the lefty has pitched in the big leagues since 2011 when he was with another National League Central Division foe, the Cincinnati Reds.

Willis was 54-39 with a 3.44 ERA over his first four seasons in the majors. But since then his control has faded in and out and he's found himself on the outside looking in.

He worked 13 1/3 innings last season and compiled a 6.08 ERA with the bulk of his work coming with the Bridgeport Bluefish, and independent league club.

Although the St. Louis Cardinals have seemed allergic to southpaws over the past few years, hitting against Willis should be their least of the local team's worries. Willis has been the property of the Cubs (twice), the Reds and the Brewers. He's obviously bent on pitching for every team in the NL Central. Only the Redbirds and the Pittsburgh Pirates remain on his to-do list. So it could be our turn next.

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