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Free Agent right-handed reliever Aaron Heilman signed a Minor League deal with Seattle on Tuesday and will get a shot in Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
The former Met Heilman was initially shipped to Seattle in the three team, 12 player trade that landed the Mets J.J. Putz before the 2009 season.
Heilman, 33, has been one of baseball’s most durable bullpen men over the past six years. He appeared in 70 or more games each season from 2006-10 while with the Mets, Cubs and D-backs and figures to get a good shot as a veteran reliever with the young Mariners bullpen.
In nine years in the Majors, he has a 35-46 record with a 4.40 ERA and 16 saves in 477 appearances.
Heilman’s best season was in ’07 with the Mets when he went 7-7 with a 3.03 ERA and 1.070 WHIP in 86 innings over a career-high 81 appearances.
His lowest moment also came with the Mets when he served up the game-winning two-run home run to Yadier Molina in game 7 of the 2006 NLCS.
The top of the ninth. After Heilma...
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Free agent pitcher Paul Maholm took to his twitter account this evening and announced that he had signed with the Chicago Cubs. “I hope to get to continue some things when I visit during the year and start some great things as I start my Cubs career,” Maholm said on his twitter account.
This past season, Maholm posted an ugly 6-14 record but had a 3.66 era in 162 1/3 innings...
Paul Maholm will go down as the first Cub in history to announce his signing on Twitter.
Former Pirates lefty tweets he's looking forward to Cubs ConventionPaul Maholm will go down as the first Cub in history to announce his signing on Twitter.
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Paul Maholm agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs that guarantees the former Pirates left-hander $4.75 million. The deal announced Tuesday includes a $4.25 million salary for this year and $6.5 million club option for 2013 and $500,000 buyout.
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