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Willis headed to D-backs

Updated: June 2, 2010, 2:54 AM ET
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The Dontrelle Willis experiment in Detroit is officially over.

The left-hander was traded by the Tigers along with cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-hander Billy Buckner.

The Tigers designated Willis for assignment on Saturday and had 10 days to trade him or pass him through waivers. He was making $12 million per year.

"We are paying a substantial portion of that salary," said Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski, adding a couple clubs showed interest.

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