Tigers, Willis agree on three-year deal

Dec 20, 2007 - 6:33 PM BRISTOL, Connecticut (Ticker) -- The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with lefthander Dontrelle Willis on a three-year contract, according to a report on ESPN.com on Thursday.

Citing a source, the web site reported the deal to be worth $29 million. An official announcement is expected later Thursday.

Acquired from Florida along with All-Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera in an eight-player trade earlier this month, Willis went 10-15 with a 5.17 ERA last season.

The 25-year-old Willis is 68-54 with an a 3.78 ERA since making his debut with the Marlins in 2003.

Willis joins a solid Detroit rotation that includes Justin Verlander, Jeremy Bonderman, Nate Robertson and Kenny Rogers.

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