Aaron Heilman To The DL With Shoulder Problems, Collmenter Recalled

Well, hopefully some time on the disabled list with help Aaron Heilman get back to form. They need him to pitch well this season.

Here's the full press release from the team:

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today they have placed right-handed pitcher Aaron Heilman on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis (retroactive to April 14) and recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Collmenter from Triple-A Reno, according to D-backs' Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers.

Heilman, 32, posted a 12.15 ERA (9 ER in 6.2 IP) with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts in 4 games with the D-backs. He was charged with 6 runs on 7 hits and a walk with 2 strikeouts over 1.2 innings in his most recent appearance on April 13 vs. Cardinals. Over parts of 9 Major League seasons with the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and D-backs, Heilman is 32-45 with a 4.34 ERA (190 ER in 601.1 IP) with 247 walks and 522 strikeouts in 449 games (25 starts). Since 2006, he is the lone reliever to post five straight seasons of at least 70 relief appearances after making the transition to the bullpen in May 2005. This is the first time in his career Heilman has been placed on the disabled list.

Collmenter, 25, allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits and 2 walks with 7 strikeouts over 6.0 innings in his lone start with the Aces on April 10 at Salt Lake City. Over parts of five seasons in the D-backs organization, Collmenter owns a 41-27 record and 3.50 ERA (200 ER in 515.0 IP) with 176 walks and 472 strikeouts in 94 games (92 starts). His 35 wins since the start of 2008 are tops among all minor league pitchers. This is Collmenter's first stint in the Major Leagues.

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