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MLB Injury News:
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 MLB.com.
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.
After recently beginning his rehab stint in the minors, Putz
has since been able to pitch in back-to-back games. Teams like relievers to do
this prior to activation, and it would seem to indicate that Putz is ready to
When he does return for the Diamondbacks, it’s not yet clear
what his role will be. In Putz’s absence, Arizona has used Heath Bell as its
closer, and he’s completed 13-of-15 save opportunities. Manager Kirk Gibson
told reporters that he’s not yet sure if Putz will immediately reclaim his
former role as closer.
Prior to his injury, Putz had maintained an ERA and WHIP of
4.26 and 1.579, though it’s not clear how much of that can be attributed to his
elbow injury. Over his career, the 36-year-old has posted an ERA and WHIP of
3.07 and 1.142.
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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.
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