Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/16/14
LOS ANGELES Diamondbacks closer J. J. Putz has had a great run the last three months, and it is almost certainly will have a chance to build on it next season.The D-backs have a 6.5 million option on Putz for 2013, and while general manager Kevin Towers did not come out and say Putz will return, he said that was a fair price for a very productive player.And Towers values his bullpens. Well have time to make that decision, but performance-wise he hasnt done anything that would lead us to believe that he wouldnt be here, Towers said.Money is always an issue, but I think when you look what other closers are signing for, the Heath Bells and stuff, 6 million for an experienced closer is probably not a bad number.Putz, 35, converted his 18th consecutive save opportunity Thursday and has made 23 straight scoreless appearances, one short of the franchise record.Hes been incredible. Very consistent. The bullpen is a big part of our club, not only this year but going forward. Experience is i...
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