After Monday night's 3-0 victory against the Brewers, the right-handed reliever shook hands with teammates, cleaned out his locker and exited the clubhouse with a D-backs duffel bag and a large cardboard box of belongings. The official roster move, which led to starting pitcher Barry Enright being recalled from Triple-A Reno, didn't come until Tuesday afternoon.
Manager Kirk Gibson said on Friday that Enright, 8-2 with a 4.29 ERA for the Aces, would be summoned from Reno for Tuesday's start against the Brewers.
Heilman, 32, went 4-1 and 6.88 ERA (27 earned runs in 35 1/3 innings) with 11 walks and 33 strikeouts in 32 games with the D-backs this season. He joined Arizona last year after one season with the Cubs and six with the Mets, the team that drafted him.