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Rangers sign Aaron Heilman to minor league deal

4/4/2012

FRISCO, Texas -- The Rangers announced the signing of RHP Aaron Heilman to a minor league contract. Heilman was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.

Heilman, 33, pitched with Seattle before he was released Sunday.

This spring, Heilman allowed one run over four innings in four "A" games for the Mariners.

Last season, Heilman appeared in 32 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks and also pitched in the minors for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies.

Heilman is a nine-year veteran with a career mark of 35-46 with a 4.40 ERA. He's pitched for the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Arizona in his career.