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Putnam has first throwing session off mound

A decision date for Zach Putnam and his immediate pitching future could come next week, after the White Sox reliever threw off the mound Saturday for the first time since walking the bases loaded in the ninth at Fenway Park on June 20.
9 days ago

Putnam to test elbow after All-Star break

White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam plans to throw off the mound Saturday in Anaheim for the first time since being placed on the disabled list June 21 with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow.
15 days ago

Putnam plays catch, hopes to avoid surgery

The specter of surgery continues to hang over White Sox reliever Zach Putnam, who was placed on the disabled list on June 21 with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. But he continues to work hard to avoid that outcome and get back to the mound this season.
22 days ago

White Sox P Zach Putnam: 'It was definitely time to speak up' about injured elbow

Zach Putnam is weighing his options and hoping for the best, but he knew it was time to speak up to the White Sox about his injured right elbow.
Via CSN Chicago
26 days ago

Putnam hoping to avoid surgery on elbow

Zach Putnam has two surgeries in the mix of corrective possibilities for the problems in his right elbow that landed him on the disabled list on June 21, but the goal is to have him avoid those procedures if at all possible.
26 days ago

Did Zach Putnam “Deserve to Lose” with His Splitter?

Zach Putnam threw 20 pitches on Monday night, and 15 of them were splitters. Many were balls. The White Sox reliever walked all three batters he faced in the ninth inning of a tie game at Fenway Park. Dennis Eckersley, doing color on the Red Sox TV broadcast wasn’t impressed. In his opinion, Putnam “deserves to lose” because he was throwing so many splitters. Results aside...
Via Fangraphs
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Putnam’s Odd Mix, Spin Rates, Mariners, more

Zach Putnam has thrown 61.4% splitters and 24.7% cutters so far this season. If you think that’s unique, you’re right. No other MLB pitcher approximates that ratio. The White Sox reliever is one of only five pitchers (minimum 30 innings) who utilize each of the two offerings at least 10% of the time. Alfredo Simon – 35% splitters and 14.6% cutters – comes closest to Putnam’s...
Via Fangraphs
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Good News for White Sox Bullpen

Zach Putnam has been activated from the disabled list (DL) today.  Prior to hitting the DL, Putnam boasted a 2.35 ERA and a 1.20 Walks/Hits per Inning Pitched (WHIP) over 38.1 innings. Putnam’s 7.51 K/9 ratio is second in the bullpen to only Javy Guerra (8.49 K/9). Anyone who follows the Sox knows that we could use all the bullpen help we can get. #WhiteSox returned Zach Putnam...
Via Sports Mockery
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Closer’s Role Gets More Complex as Putnam Heads to Disabled List

The injury bug hasn’t been kind to the Chicago White Sox this season, as players have hit the disabled list right and left. This afternoon, we were met with the news that yet another important member of the club will spend some time sidelined, as Zach Putnam was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Andre Rienzo was recalled from AAA Charlotte to...
Via Grab Some Bench
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox DFA Veal, Promote Putnam ☆

In an exciting yet understandable move, the White Sox designated lefty reliever Donnie Veal for assignment and purchased the contract of righty Zach Putnam from AAA Charlotte. The move is surprising because it leaves veteran Scott Downs as the only southpaw currently in the team’s bullpen. Downs, who’s been about as reliable as they come over the past decade, hasn’t been able...
Via Grab Some Bench
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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