As I reported earlier, the Seattle Mariners were making plans to move Aaron Heilman out. They have officially done it.
Adam McCalvy and Jim Street of MLB.com are reporting the Mariners have traded Heilman to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for infielder Ronny Cedeno and left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson.
It could be good for Heilman. He gets to go home. Yet, I think it is a blow at the same time.
It appears the Mariners had assured him he would be auditioning for a spot in their rotation. It isn’t going to happen.
He will have to settle for auditioning for the Cubbies who would actually have more rotation vacancies available should the Jake Peavy deal not happen.