JJ PUTZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Putz puts camaraderie in D-backs' clubhouse

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- For J.J. Putz, baseball really is a ball. He saves games and wins clubhouses, traits that have made him invaluable if not indispensable in his four seasons with the Diamondbacks.  It is a given that without Putz and his career-high 45 saves, the D-backs would not have won the NL West in 2011. But his performance on the mound is only part of his unifying presence...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Putz pranks D-backs exec with balloons (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher J.J. Putz pranked the team's Sr. Vice President of Communications Josh Rawitch by jumping out from under a pile of balloons that he placed in his office.Not the funniest prank in the world, but you have to appreciate the effort involved. No one's getting hurt during this, so that's a good thing.Video...
Via Holdout Sports
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Putz Picks Wrong Time To Get Scared By Very Loud Sound

J.J. Putz was on the mound Saturday performing his reliever duties for the Diamondbacks in the ninth inning against the Mets and had a very odd moment. Check out the video of J.J. winding up as any normal pitcher would but midway through delivery he got spooked by a loud sound which came out of what seemed to be the Chase Field speakers. The result was one of the worst pitches...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss
THAT'S A FIRST

Putz startled by audio clip during pitch

Your browser does not support iframes. An ill-timed audio clip threw off Arizona Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz and caused him to throw a baseball directly into the ground during the ninth inning of Saturday night's game. Putz was in the middle of his delivery on the first pitch to New York Mets batter Justin Turner when the loud clip started playing for a second or two before...
Via Holdout Sports
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

J.J. Putz out as D-Backs closer

It has been a struggle to close out games for the Diamondbacks bullpen this season. In fact, Arizona’s ‘pen already has 16 blown saves, which is tied with the Dodgers, Cubs and Orioles for most in all of baseball.
Via One is the Loneliest Number
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Putz likely to rejoin club Wednesday or Thursday

The Diamondbacks are already getting Aaron Hill back Tuesday, and now it seems they’ll get their closer J.J. Putz back midweek as well.
Via One is the Loneliest Number
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Putz has strain, doesn't need elbow surgery

Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz has a sprained right ulnar collateral ligament and will be shut down for two weeks but will not require surgery on his elbow. "I think we dodged a bullet," Putz said Thursday. "It's not great, but it could have been a lot worse." Putz left in the ninth inning of a game against the Dodgers on Tuesday after facing one batter....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs exercise 2013 option on closer Putz

The Diamondbacks on Saturday exercised their 2013 option on closer J.J. Putz, an expected move that solidifies the back end of the bullpen heading into next season. The 35-year-old Putz, coming off a career year in 2011, finished the 2012 season with a 2.82 ERA and 32 saves, including 19 straight through the middle of the season. From June 23 through the end of the year, Putz posted...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss
JUSTIN TIME

Reliever finds rare Bieber card

According to his teammate Brad Ziegler, J.J. Putz was thrilled to pull a rare autographed card of the Biebs from a recently opened pack of baseball cards.

Via Hall of Very Good
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Putz enjoys healthy, productive spring

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Comparing Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz's 2011 spring training experience and to his 2012 experience might be a bit like comparing apples to oranges. Though Putz overcame an injury-filled spring in 2011 to have one of his best seasons, the closer is having a markedly different spring this year that could bode well in his second season with the D-backs. ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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