DETROIT (AP) -Dontrelle Willis agreed Thursday to a three-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, three weeks after he was acquired from the Florida Marlins in the biggest trade of the offseason.
``We're absolutely thrilled to accomplish this and keep him a part of our organization for a lengthy period,'' Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said.
Willis and All-Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera were obtained from the Florida Marlins for six prospects, including outfielder Cameron Maybin and left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller.
``I want to thank you guys for believing in me,'' Willis said. ``I'm eager to join an already great ballclub, and hopefully I can help bring a world championship to the club.''
The 2003 NL Rookie of the Year and a two-time All-Star, Willis is coming off a down season in which he went 10-15 with a 5.17 ERA.
Willis joins a rotation that already included Justin Verlander, Kenny Rogers and Jeremy Bonderman as Detroit tries to reach the World Series again after losing to St. Louis in 2006.

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