Found June 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
The Diamondbacks activated closer J.J. Putz from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, a move that was expected with Putz having made several rehab appearances without a setback, and optioned pitcher Zeke Spruill to Triple-A Reno to clear a roster spot. Putz had been on the disabled list since leaving a May 7 game against the Dodgers with a right elbow strain. It was initially believed that he might need surgery, but an MRI showed only a strain, and Putz elected to rehab it. After a few weeks of rest, the 35-year-old made four rehab appearances at Triple-A Reno, allowing one run on two hits while striking out four in a total of four innings, the last two coming in back-to-back games earlier this week. In 14 games for the D-backs this season, Putz is 2-1 with five saves in nine opportunities and a 4.26 ERA. In 131 games spanning three seasons in Arizona, he is 5-8 with 82 saves and a 2.66 ERA. It is unknown if Putz will immediately assume the closer's role. Heath Bell received m...

Putz reinstated, Spruill optioned to AAA

The Diamondbacks have found an answer for fans upset with Heath Bell‘s poor performance as closer, and it comes in the form of a healthy J.J. Putz. Putz was taken off the disabled list officially Saturday morning, making him available for the day game in Atlanta.

JJ Putz activated from DL by Diamondbacks

Closer J.J. Putz has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Sidelined since May 7 by a strained right elbow, Putz pitched four games during an injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Reno. He allowed one run and four hits in two innings with four strikeouts and three walks. Putz is 2-1 with a 4.26 ERA and five saves in nine chances with...

Eaton’s journey back progressing well

Adam Eaton, once slated as the Diamondbacks starting centerfielder, may finally be close to returning to the team… again. Wednesday, Eaton returned to game action for the first time since the setback he suffered with his injured elbow.

Diamondbacks to activate J.J. Putz this weekend

The Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to activate reliever J.J. Putz from the disabled list this weekend, perhaps as soon as today, according to Steve Gilbert of Putz has been on the DL since May 8 while dealing with a strained elbow. It was determined that Putz wouldn’t require surgery, but it did take an extended period of time before the discomfort subsided...

D-backs activate Chavez from DL, cut Hinske

After a month on the disabled list, third baseman Eric Chavez was activated Friday by the Diamondbacks, who designated veteran Eric Hinske for assignment to make room on the roster. The 35-year-old Chavez was hitting .325 with seven homers and 25 RBIs when he strained an oblique muscle while batting against the Rangers on May 30, and he had been on the disabled list since. He is...

Chavez activated from DL, Hinske DFA’ed

There have been a whirlwind of roster moves during the month of June for the Arizona Diamondbacks and it continued on Friday afternoon.

Diamondbacks Pitcher Gets The Rare Double Butt Slap On Mound

Kirk Gibson and third baseman Martin Prado made sure that Will Harris knew that they appreciated his efforts on Friday night when the Diamondbacks took on the Braves. As Will was getting pulled in the 7th inning he fell prey to the very rare double butt slap which made for a fantastic photo. [ftw] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Diamondbacks' Adam Eaton resumes rehab assignment

The first place Arizona Diamondbacks are once again on pace to get a nice boost soon.  Their exciting young outfielder, Adam Eaton, has been cleared to resume his rehab assignment.  Eaton suffered a setback in his rehab that required he be shut down.  He's now back in action. According to Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona, Eaton was cleared to return to playing minor...

Kennedy returns as D-backs try to bounce back

Ian Kennedy hasn't taken the mound in nearly two weeks after serving a suspension. Facing the Braves in his first start back could prove helpful considering his history in the series. His counterpart, Tim Hudson, is focused on ending the longest winless streak of his career. Kennedy gets the nod for the Diamondbacks on Saturday in Atlanta as Hudson seeks his first win in nearly...

D-Backs one of three teams scouting Alex Rios

With his club struggling over the last couple of weeks, Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers may be looking to add another bat to the lineup.

D-Backs get shutout for first time in 2013 in loss to Braves

The Diamondbacks 78-game streak of scoring at least one run came to end on Friday in Atlanta as the Braves got a 3-0 victory in the first game of a three-game series.

Maholm and Homers Help Braves Sweep Diamondbacks

The Atlanta Braves completed a weekend sweep of the Arizona D-backs with a 6-2 win on Sunday afternoon. The Braves won by way of the long ball on Sunday, as all 6 of their runs came off 3 home runs. The D-backs claimed the lead quick off of Braves pitcher, Paul Maholm.  Paul Goldschmidt grounded into a double play with runners on the corners.  The Braves defense gave up the run...

Diamondbacks-Mets Preview

Wade Miley is the last starter to win a game for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that came nearly four weeks ago. The offense isn't providing much help. Miley may need to overcome the Diamondbacks' sluggish bats if he's going to help them win for just the second time in 10 tries on the road Monday night against the New York Mets. Miley (4-7, 4.55 ERA) allowed three runs...

Big inning dooms Diamondbacks

Up and down, up and down. The season continues to roll on. Saturday’s game was a bit of a microcosm of the Diamondbacks season in many respects. Poor starting pitching, some clutch hitting, a bullpen letdown. All that was missing was a furious comeback as the Diamondbacks fell hard to Atlanta, 11-5. 

Diamondbacks swept by Braves

Another day, another poor starting pitching performance, as the Diamondbacks dropped Sunday’s series finale in Atlanta, 6-2, completing the Braves’ sweep. Trevor Cahill struggled mightily again, allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings. 
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