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

Diamondbacks designate JJ Putz for assignment

The Diamondbacks on Friday designated reliever J.J. Putz for assignment. That means that Putz will soon be claimed by another team, released or outrighted to the minors. Putz, 37, has a 6.59 ERA in 18 appearances this season and has spent time on the disabled list with forearm tightness. For his career, he owns an ERA+ of 138 and a K/BB ratio of 3.26 across parts of 12 major-league seasons.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

D-backs have some decisions to make

PHOENIX -- With J. J. Putz nearing a return, the Diamondbacks' roster situation is getting a little complicated.  Expect answers soon. "We have some decisions to make," manager Kirk Gibson said. The organization planned to look at various scenarios following Sunday's game, Gibson said, and the most likely one appears to be third baseman Eric Chavez will be placed...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: J.J. Putz to throw sim game Monday

The Arizona Diamondbacks took the second of a three game series against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday by the score of 4-3. The 11-inning win improved the Diamondbacks to 27-37, last in the National League West. A big weakness this season has been a pitching which is 29th in the league in ERA. Help could be on the way soon, as reliever J.J. Putz has pitched in some rehab games...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 08, 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...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' J.J. Putz headed to DL with right forearm tightness

Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tightness, manager Kirk Gibson said after Monday night's 8-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Gibson said Putz had been dealing with the issue in recent outings and hadn't been improving. In his most recent outing, on Saturday against the San Diego Padres, Putz gave up two runs on...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Putz to DL, Mike Bolsinger optioned, Chase Anderson, Evan Marshall promoted

(Photo credit: zimbio.com) The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that they have optioned Mike Bolsinger (1-2 record, 6.08 ERA) down to Triple-A Reno to go along with three other transactions. J.J. Putz was put on the DL with a forearm issue which is hopefully not a long term injury though with his seniority in the league its always difficult to determine. Two pitchers were called...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks place J.J. Putz (forearm tightness) on disabled list

The Arizona Diamondbacks have gotten off to a disappointing start in 2014. Their 11-24 record is one of the worst in baseball, and they're already 11.5 games out of first place in the National League West. Reliever J.J. Putz has been placed on the disabled list with right forearm tightness, further weakening an already struggling pitching staff.#480024813 / gettyimages.comNick...
Via MLB Injury News
May 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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Reds looking to fill temporary closer role with J.J. Putz?

With Aroldis Chapman out of action until at least the middle of May, coupled with the slowly rehabilitating arms of Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall, the Reds could very well be looking for an outside solution to temporarily serve as the team's closer.While the club does have internal candidates to fill the void, namely J.J. Hoover, Sam LeCure, Broxton and Marshall, a report...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds could consider trade for J.J. Putz

For now Arizona Diamondbacks’ reliever J.J. Putz is with the team in Australia for their Opening Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Could he be looking at a new team when he returns to the United States? With Addison Reed in place as the Arizona closer and with the Cincinnati Reds exploring alternatives while Aroldis Chapman recovers from his scary incident this week, Jon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Rumors: Cincinnati could pursue J.J. Putz to fill closer spot

On Wednesday night, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was hit in the head by a line drive. While his injury is bad, it could have been a lot worse. With Chapman recovering, the Reds now are in need of a closer. They do have in house options with Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall, but both are expected to begin the season on the disabled list.If the Reds pursue a potential closer...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pressure situation: J.J. Putz

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 18, 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 Pranks D-backs VP By Hiding In Balloons

Video: Some good ole childish ****..
Via Beer Mug Sports
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

For D-backs, open competition to decide who closes

When he was dealt to the D-backs in December, the first text Addison Reed received from one of his new teammates was from J.J. Putz, the man who figures to be Reed's principal competitor for the closer role. "I've been there," Putz said. "I know how hard it is coming to a new place. I really appreciated, when I got traded to New York, David Wright was the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dispatches from the Cactus League 2/10: Addison Reed vs. J.J.Putz

Dispatches from the Cactus League: Addison Reed vs. J.J. Putz Because of their trip to Australia to play the Dodgers later this month, the Arizona Diamondbacks were the first team to report to Spring Training this year. The team held its annual Fan Fest at Chase Field Saturday where more than 20,000 fans showed up [...]
Via RotoBaller
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki for J.J. Putz?

The Arizona Diamondbacks may look to trade veteran reliever J.J. Putz following their acquistion of Addison Reed, FOXSports.com reports. If the D-backs do move Putz, one possible trading partner is the New York Yankees, who reportedly want to unload future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki. Putz is set to make $7 million in 2014 while Ichiro is owed $6.5 million by the Yankees. Putz...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks looking to trade J.J. Putz

Three years ago the Arizona Diamondbacks signed J.J. Putz to be their closer. For two seasons that worked out pretty well, though they pull him from that role last season after struggles early in the season (four blown saves in April alone) and an elbow injury in May that caused him to miss time. Now he is due $7 million in 2014, and with the team’s addition of Addison Reed, they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Arizona looking to trade J.J. Putz

Earlier this offseason, the Arizona Diamondbacks made a trade that landed them Mark Trumbo. An underrated player they landed in the trade is closer Addison Reed. Last season with the White Sox, Reed went 5-4 with a 3.79 ERA and a 72/23 strikeout-to-walk ratio. With him being only 25-years-old, he is likely the teams closer of the future.That being said, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Putz still hopes to return to Diamondbacks this season

2013 has been a frustrating year for J.J. Putz.  After looking like he had finally regained the form that made him such a reliable closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Putz dislocated his little finger while trying to barehand a ground ball on August 23rd and found himself back on the DL. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Putz is still planning to return to the mound before...
Via MLB Injury News
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs place Putz on 15-day DL, call up Roe

The Diamondbacks placed J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a dislocated finger on his right hand and called up reliever Chaz Roe from Triple-A Reno to take his place on the roster. Putz suffered the injury Friday while trying to field a ground ball in the seventh inning of an eventual 4-3 loss to the Phillies. The 36-year-old Putz had allowed just one earned run...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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