Willis as pitching coach of the Boston Red Sox in 2017
|Cleveland Indians – No. 51|
|Pitcher / Pitching coach|
|Born: December 28, 1960|
Yanceyville, North Carolina
|June 9, 1984, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 3, 1995, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Earned run average||4.25|
|Career highlights and awards|
Carl Blake Willis (born December 28, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and the current pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians. He was previously the pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners.
Willis was a member of one World Series championship team: the Twins in the 1991 World Series. In nine seasons he had a 22-16 win–loss record, 267 games, 2 games started, 81 games finished, 13 saves, 390 innings pitched, 424 hits allowed, 210 runs allowed, 184 earned runs allowed, 28 home runs allowed, 115 walks allowed, 222 strikeouts, 2 hit batsmen, 20 wild pitches, 1,668 batters faced, 25 intentional walks, 3 balks and a 4.25 ERA.
On November 30, 2009, Willis was named the Seattle Mariners minor-league pitching coordinator. On August 9, 2010, Willis was promoted to the Seattle Mariners coaching staff as the new pitching coach, replacing Rick Adair who was fired along with manager Don Wakamatsu and bench coach Ty Van Burkleo. He served in this capacity until 2013.
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