Source: Dontrelle Willis, Phillies agree

Updated: December 13, 2011, 10:41 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Philadelphia Phillies have reached agreement on a one-year major league deal with free agent Dontrelle Willis, a baseball source said Tuesday.

The deal, pending completion of a physical, would pay Willis about $1 million and include additional money for performance bonuses, the source said. Willis, 29, is 72-69 with a 4.17 ERA in nine seasons with Florida, Detroit, Arizona and Cincinnati.

He held lefty hitters to a .127 average (7-for-55) with the Reds last season, and had attracted interest from Seattle, Toronto, Boston and Cincinnati this winter as a left-handed arm out of the bullpen.

Willis won the 2003 National League Rookie of the Year award with Florida. His best season came in 2005, when he went 22-10 with a 2.63 ERA for the Marlins and finished second to St. Louis' Chris Carpenter in Cy Young Award balloting.

Jerry Crasnick is a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com.

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