The Tigers sent struggling Dontrelle Willis down to Class A on Tuesday, hoping the former star lefty can find his control.That $29M over three years don't looka-so-good right now.
Detroit optioned Willis to Lakeland of the Florida State League -- and home to the Tigers' spring training camp -- a day after he matched a career high by giving eight earned runs on five walks and three hits in 1 1/3 innings against Cleveland.
"He was for trying to do anything necessary to getting him back to being the guy he can be," Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski told the Detroit Free Press. "He also knew he wasn't doing well and didn't want to hurt his team."
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
All The Way To Single A
After walking 21 guys in 11.3 IP, Dontrelle Willis is sent to Lakeland: