Originally posted on MLB Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 1/10/12

05 March 2009: Aaron Heilman (47) RH Pitcher Chicago Cubs MLB National League was the started in a pre-season exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, NV. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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The Mariners have agreed to sign Aaron Heilman to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training, ESPN.com'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.
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