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11/19/2009 3:33 PM ET
D-backs acquire Heilman from Cubs
Trade Maine, White to Cubs
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The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired right-handed pitcher Aaron Heilman from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for left-handed pitcher Scott Maine and infielder Ryne White, as announced by D-backs Executive Vice President and General Manager Josh Byrnes.

"Aaron has been a successful, durable reliever who will add experience and stability to our bullpen," said Byrnes.

Heilman, 31, was 4-4 with 1 save and a 4.11 ERA (33 ER in 72.1 IP) in 70 relief appearances for the Cubs last season. He held opponents to a .257 batting average (68-for-265) with 34 walks and 65 strikeouts.

Heilman is 26-37 with 10 saves and a 4.22 ERA (245 ER in 522.2 IP) in 375 career games (25 starts) over parts of seven seasons in the Majors for the New York Mets (2003-2008) and Cubs (2009). In 350 relief appearances, he is 21-24 with 10 saves and a 3.63 ERA (157 ER in 389.0 IP) as opponents have hit .235 (337-for-1435) with 153 walks and 354 strikeouts. In 25 career starts, he is 5-13 with a 5.93 ERA (88 ER in 133.2 IP) while opponents have batted .279 (144-for-517) with 66 walks and 106 strikeouts.

Maine, 24, was the D-backs sixth-round selection in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. In 2009, he went a combined 4-5 with 7 saves and a 2.90 ERA (20 ER in 62.0 IP) in 48 relief appearances at Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno. Over parts of three seasons in the D-backs farm system, he went 8-7 with 13 saves and a 3.29 ERA (44 ER in 120.1 IP) in 88 relief outings.

White, 23, was the D-backs fourth-round selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. In 2009, he hit .266 (111-for-418) with 18 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 52 RBI in 116 games for Single-A Visalia. Over parts of two season in Arizona's minor league system, he hit .275 (194-for-705) with 37 doubles, 2 triples, 13 home runs and 103 RBI in 186 games.

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