Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Willis Out of Rotation
The Detroit News is reporting that Dontrelle Willis will not make his next start scheduled for Saturday. Although Jim Leyland did not say as much, this likely means that Willis will be permanently removed from the rotation. There is no word on whether he will be put in the bullpen, released, sent to the minors with his permission or placed on the disabled list. With Nate Robertson already serving as mop up reliever, the bullpen would not seem to be a likely destination for Willis though. If they call up a player from the minors to make the start, Lucas French would probably be the first choice. However, I would guess that Zach Miner will join the rotation and that the minor league call-up will pitch out of the bullpen.