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D-backs designate Willis

Updated: July 4, 2010, 5:45 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Dontrelle Willis experiment is over for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The team designated the big left-hander for assignment Sunday and recalled young left-handed reliever Jordan Norberto from Triple-A Reno. In his brief time with Arizona, Willis had the same control problems that plagued him in Detroit.

The Diamondbacks acquired Willis from the Tigers on June 1 for right-hander Billy Buckner, with Detroit picking up most of the pitcher's $12 million salary. In six games ...

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