Willis to Toledo for next start
The Tigers transferred Dontrelle Willis’ rehab assignment to Toledo Monday, setting him up to start for the Mud Hens on Friday at Lehigh Valley.
Willis last pitched Sunday for Double-A Erie, where he gave up two runs on three hits in six innings Sunday with three walks and six strikeouts. Before that, he pitched seven innings for Class A Lakeland last Tuesday to start off his rehab assignment.
It’ll mark Willis’ third start with the Mud Hens in his two seasons with the Tigers. He made three starts there during a rehab assignment last May while on the disabled list with a hyperextended right knee, then came back to the Mud Hens in August during his summer stint in the Minors before rejoining the Tigers that September.
As of now, it isn’t clear yet how long Willis’ stint with the Hens might be. The Tigers can run his rehab assignment for up to 30 days, which would take him to May 20, but his workload has already stretched him out in terms of pitch counts.