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Dontrelle Willis heads to minor league disabled list

Left-hander

Dontrelle Willis

, who left Triple-A Norfolk's game Wednesday after nine pitches, has been placed on the seven-day disabled list with a left forearm strain.

Willis, whom the Orioles signed to a minor league deal late in spring,

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that he "tweaked" his forearm yesterday and had been experiencing pain since

spring training

.

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“I’ve worked hard. Maybe it’s overuse," Willis, who is being converted into a reliever, told the newspaper.

The injury does not appear to be serious.

In other minor league moves, infielder

Zelous Wheeler

was reassigned from Norfolk to Double-A Bowie and right-handers

Miguel Gonzalez

and

Kyler Newby

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were added to the Tides' roster from extended spring training.

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