Found January 10, 2012 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Mariners have agreed to sign Aaron Heilman to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training,'s Jerry Crasnick tweets. Frontline represents the 33-year-old right-hander. Heilman spent the first half of the 2011 campaign with the Diamondbacks, who released him in July after he posted a 6.88 ERA with 8.4 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and a 28.5% ground ball rate in 35 1/3 innings. He later signed minor league deals with the Phillies and Pirates, but didn't pitch at the Major League level after July 15th.

Seattle gets their man Aaron Heilman Signs a minor league contract

Prince Fielder signed...No just joking The M's announced today that they've signed Aaron Heilman to a minjor league deal and he's invited to spring training with the major league club. Yes folks. He's coming to camp. He's competing for a backup position, but trust me Mariners fans I know this isn't the signing you wanted to hear about. Per hardballtalk...

This Date in Pirates History: January 9

On this date in 1918 the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Robins(Dodgers, named Robins at the time for their manager Wilbert Robinson) hooked up for a five player deal that saw two future Hall of Famers change teams. The Pirates sent future HOF pitcher Burleigh Grimes along with fellow pitcher Al Mamaux and shortstop Chuck Ward to the Robins in exchange for second baseman George Cutshaw...

What does Brad Lincoln bring to the table for 2012?

If the 2012 season was starting tomorrow, the Pirates rotation would likely feature James McDonald, Erik Bedard, Charlie Morton, Jeff Karstens, and Kevin Correia in some order. That's an interesting because of the talent that exists in the first three spots, but it's also a paper-thin one. Charlie Morton already has an injury that could cut into the early part of the season...

Why Being A Mariners Fan Sucks

First off, don't let the title fool you. I am a huge Mariners fan. I can't even count the number of 2-1 losses I've suffered through over the past two seasons. More than most, I bet. I am also a realist.  I have come to terms with the fact that the Mariners are a low-level organization. Cellar-dwellers. Under-achievers. Belly-scratchers. Etc. In the greatest sports...

This Date in Pirates History: January 10

A light day for Pittsburgh Pirates history, no notable transactions and just two former players born on this date. George Strickland, born in 1926, was an infielder for the Pirates from 1950 until 1952. He was signed as a 17 year old in 1943 by the Brooklyn Dodgers and played just three minor league games before joining the service during WWII. When he returned he was a member of...

Mariners ink Kawasaki to Minor League deal

Munenori Kawasaki, an eight-time All-Star infielder in Japan's Pacific League, officially signed with the Mariners on Wednesday as a Minor League free agent with an invitation to the club's Major League camp in Spring Training.

Mariners Caravan sets out on three-week trip

Young pitching standouts Blake Beavan and Tom Wilhelmsen were among the players on the Mariners Caravan as it hit the road Monday for the start of a three-week, 25-city tour of Pacific Northwest communities.

Paul Maholm signs with Cubs

Reports early Monday indicated that Paul Maholm would be headed to Chicago to join the Cubs, and he confirmed those rumors tonight via Twitter: tweeted: We don’t have word yet on terms of the deal. The Bucs turned down Maholm’s 2012 option worth $9.75 million after the season. Paul will add some much-needed stability to the Cubbie rotation. Their current staff consists of Matt...

Former Pirates pitcher Maholm to Cubs

Paul Maholm, the Pirates' first-round draft pick in 2003, confirmed via twitter that he would be joining the Chicago Cubs.

Maholm joins Cubs, gets 1-year deal

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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