The Phillies have reportedly signed lefty Dontrelle Willis, but it’s the route of the message, not the news itself, that’s getting attention.
Deadspin reports a Phillies fan whose email address is similar to someone affiliated with the team accidentally received the confidential message announcing a “non guaranteed one year major league contract with lhp Dontrelle Willis. It is ending a physical exam to hopefully be administered on Thursday.”
That email appears to have been sent by Phillies GM Ruben Amaro and then forwarded to several others — including the unnamed fan.
CSNPhilly’s sources confirm the deal and say Willis be used as a reliever.