Thursday, July 21, 2011

Phillies sign Aaron Heilman to minor league deal

The Phillies will be adding at least one former Met to their organization this July as Aaron Heilman has signed a minor league contract with the team. Heilman was recently released by the Diamondbacks after putting up a 6.88 ERA this season in 32 appearances. Expect Heilman to remain in the minors unless he somehow figures out how to be an effective reliever again.

Heilman was a Met for 6 seasons earlier in the decade and was a quality reliever. At age 32, the Phillies aren't counting on him to be what he once was but he's worth taking a flier on. Best case scenario is that he puts up great numbers at AAA and then replaces Danys Baez on the major league roster down the stretch.

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