The Phillies have made the signing of Dontrelle Willis to a 1-year deal official, after Willis passed his physical today.
He will speak to reporters later this afternoon.
Willis, 29, made 13 starts for the Cincinnati Reds last season, going 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA. In 11 of his 13 starts, he posted a 3.88 ERA and in 10 of the 13 he allowed three earned runs or less. Willis held left-handed hitters to a .127 (7-55) batting average with only two extra-base hits.
He will be a lefthanded specialist out of the bullpen for the Phillies.