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JJ PUTZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Putz joins D-backs front office as special assistant

PHOENIX -- Former Diamondbacks relief pitcher J.J. Putz has joined the team's front office as special assistant to President and CEO Derrick Hall. In his new role, Putz will assist Hall and other departments throughout the baseball and business side of the organization. This includes attending community events, meeting with corporate partners and interacting with season ticket holders...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-closer J.J. Putz rejoins Diamondbacks in front-office role

  Former closer J.J. Putz has rejoined the Arizona Diamondbacks as a special assistant to President and CEO Derrick Hall. The team announced Thursday that the 37-year-old Putz will be in uniform during spring training to work with pitchers and will visit the club's minor league affiliates during the regular season. Putz had a career-high 45 saves for Arizona in 2011, helping the...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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

Diamondbacks Injury Update: J.J. Putz sent on rehab assignment

Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed reliever J.J. Putz, on the DL since May 4 with a strained right forearm, made his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Reno on Thursday. Putz pitched one inning (19 pitches, 9 strikes), allowing one hit and walking two. Prior to his injury, Putz made 13 appearances for Arizona, allowing six runs (ERA 5.40) while striking out 12.#485092901 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks put Putz on DL with forearm tightness

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Diamondbacks placed reliever J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list Monday with tightness in his forearm. Putz is 1-0 in 13 appearances this season. The right-hander last pitched May 3, going one-third of an inning against the Padres and giving up two hits and two runs. The move was announced after the D-backs' 8-3 loss to the Brewers. To replace Putz on the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 06, 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 MLB. H...
Via Holdout Sports
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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