Feb 23, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Dontrelle Willis signs autographs before a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Dontrelle Willis to become a pitching coach?


Left-handed veteran pitcher Dontrelle Willis was picked up by the San Francisco Giants in January but was recently released.

Now with Willis a free agent yet again, he’s considering becoming a pitching coach according to Jon Heyman on Twitter.

The man nicknamed ‘D-Train’ was once one of the most feared left-handed pitchers in the league. It was neat to watch him pitch because of his high leg kick that looked like he was getting ready to do a back flip. So if Willis becomes a pitching coach, that could mean that he’ll retire from professional baseball as an active player.

Willis was drafted by the Chicago Cubs back in 2000 but was later traded to the Florida Marlins where he became a successful pitcher, winning a World Series.

Since debuting with the Miami (Florida) Marlins back in 2003, he’s won 72 games while dropping 69. He holds a career 4.17 ERA with 896 strikeouts.

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