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Willis won't make next scheduled start

Updated: June 16, 2009, 7:33 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Struggling Detroit pitcher Dontrelle Willis will not make his next scheduled start, manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday.

Willis walked eight in 3 2/3 innings in a loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday, and has walked 18 in 11 innings over his last three starts. He's 1-4 with a 7.49 ERA in seven starts.

Leyland declined to elaborate on his decision. He said he had a replacement in mind for Willis' next turn on Saturday against Milwaukee, but would not identify him.

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