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Rick Porcello

Pitch back: Willis returns to Indians as pitching coach

Carl Willis had other job offers, none like the one with the Indians.

Following two seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Willis has been hired by Cleveland to replace Mickey Callaway, who helped mold one of baseball's best pitching staffs before leaving to manage the New York Mets.

This will be the second stint in Cleveland for Willis, who was contacted by several other teams. However, he chose to return to the Indians and oversee a staff that had two 18-game winners (Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco), a 17-game winner (Trevor Bauer), the likely Cy Young winner (Kluber) and one of the game's best bullpens.

"There were other opportunities," Willis said...

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