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Diamondbacks release JJ Putz

The Arizona Diamondbacks have released relief pitcher J.J. Putz. Putz, 37, was designated for assignment last week and becomes a free agent. The Diamondbacks are left to pay the remainder of his $7 million salary for this season leaving him available to the rest of the league for the minimum. It has been a tough 2014 season for Putz who has a 6.59 ERA across 18 games. Prior to this...
Via Tireball.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks designate former Closer J.J. Putz for assignment

  J.J. Putz time in Sedona Red may very well have come to an end with the announcement of the Diamondbacks designating him for assignment today and recalling outfielder Ender Inciarte from the 7 day disabled list. Putz spent the better part of four seasons with Arizona going 7-9 with a 2.81 ERA, which is second-best among Diamondbacks pitchers all-time, in and compiling 83 saves...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Putz designated for assignment

The Diamondbacks on Friday designated for assignment reliever J.J. Putz and reinstated outfielder Ender Inciarte from the seven-day concussion disabled list. Putz, 37, was 1-1 with a 6.59 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 18 appearances. He was on the disabled lister earlier this season with a strained right forearm. Putz had 45 saves in 2011 and 32 in 2012, his first two years with the D...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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
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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