According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs traded Aaron Heilman to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon.
The Cubs acquired two minor leaguers in the deal … left handed relief pitcher Scott Maine and first baseman Ryne White. Update 3:48pm C.S.T. – The Cubs were expected to non-tender Aaron Heilman … and received a couple of prospects instead of nothing for Aaron Heilman.
Ryne White, a Chicago native, was the fourth round pick of the Diamondbacks in the 2008 Draft. The lefty grew up a Cubs’ fan and was named after Ryne Sandberg. White hit .266/.371/.356/.727 in 116 games in High A-ball in 2009.
Scott Maine was the sixth round pick of the Diamondbacks in the 2007 Draft. The southpaw spent a majority of 2009 in Double-A. He posted a 3-3 record, all out of the pen, in 36 games with a 2.66 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. Maine finished the year in Triple-A and was 1-2 in 12 games with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.
Aaron Heilman being traded to the D’Backs opens a spot on the Cubs’ 40-man roster.
Will continue to update if more information is made available …