Rangers Sign Aaron Heilman

The Rangers have signed right-hander Aaron Heilman to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A, reports Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com (on Twitter). The Mariners released the Frontline Sports client over the weekend.

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. One fifth of fly balls against him left the yard in 2011, a major reason for his unsightly ERA.


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6 Comments on "Rangers Sign Aaron Heilman"


johnsilver
3 years 4 months ago

I predict he resigns with the Mets, along with Ollie Perez and they both join the rotation by July.

Kidding of course, but it would irritate Mets fans enough for them to storm the field and force Madof perhaps to sell.

3 years 4 months ago

I assume you mean the Wilpons?

johnsilver
3 years 4 months ago

 HAHAHA That was a huge mistake.. Instead of the tail, I named the head of the snake.

Rangersfan32
3 years 4 months ago

I’d rather just keep Eppley, to be quite honest.

Kurisu Rg
3 years 4 months ago

They didn’t DFA Eppley to sign Heilman. They DFA’d to make room in the 40 for Ross. Heilman is not even on the 40.

chico65
3 years 4 months ago

So you’d agree that Rangers fans are not heiling this move?