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...
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White Sox Designate Donnie Veal For Assignment

The White Sox have designated southpaw Donnie Veal for assignment, tweets's Scott Merkin. Zach Putnam had his contract purchased to join the big club, which used every one of its relievers in last night's ballgame. After a strong (albeit brief) 2012 campaign in which he posted a 1.38 ERA in 13 innings, Veal has struggled to repeat his success. In 35 1/3 innings since...
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Sox Bullpen Near Settled, Though Still Uncertain

With about a week left until Opening Day the White Sox bullpen situation is starting to clear up.  On Sunday the Sox released Mitchell Boggs, optioned Jake Petricka, and reassigned Dylan Axelrod to minor league camp. The newest member of the White Sox' bullpen. Credit: Marc Serota, Getty Images In addition to those moves, General Manager Rick Hahn said that Maikel Cleto ...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Bullpen Near Settled, Though Still Uncertain

With about a week left until Opening Day the White Sox bullpen situation is starting to clear up.  On Sunday the Sox released Mitchell Boggs, optioned Jake Petricka, and reassigned Dylan Axelrod to minor league camp. The newest member of the White Sox' bullpen. Credit: Marc Serota, Getty Images In addition to those moves, General Manager Rick Hahn said that Maikel...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox List 21 Non-Roster Invitees to Spring Training

The White Sox have announced their non-roster invitees to their 2014 Spring Training. This year there will be 21 of 'em. Photo credit: Paul Sancya, AP Photo Familiar big league names on the list include Brian Omogrosso, Hector Gimenez, David Purcey, Dylan Axelrod, and Blake Tekotte. I'd say Purcey has the best shot from these guys to break camp with the big...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs housekeeping while waiting for Joe

The Cubs made a handful of minor roster moves today that put their 40-man roster at 37. Outfielder Darnell McDonald catcher J.C. Boscan and right-hander Trey McNutt were cleared through waivers and out-righted off the 40-man roster. Outfielder Thomas Neal and right-handers Rafael Dolis and Zach Putnam all were activated from the 60-day disabled list cleared through waivers and...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs place Zach Putnam on DL; recall Brooks Raley

The Chicago Cubs have already lost Kyuji Fujikawa for the remainder of the season. Now, they have another disabled reliever.'s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat reports that the Cubs have placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Muskat tweeted the news Wednesday: #cubs put Zach Putnam on DL, bone spurs....
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Recall LHP Brooks Raley From Iowa

The Chicago Cubs have recalled left-handed starter Brooks Raley from their Triple-A to take the place of injured Zach Putnam who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday due to elbow soreness in his pitching elbow. Raley has started 12 games this season for Iowa, allowing a near-5.00 earned run average spanning over 64 innings. He most likely will get his playing time...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Place RHP Zach Putnam On Disabled List

The Chicago Cubs have placed right-handed reliever Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness. Putnam, who had to leave Tuesday’s game due to the injury, is scheduled for an MRI so the extent of the damage can be assessed. This season for the Chicago Cubs he has pitched 3.1 innings, allowing 7 earned runs while striking out four. Armed with a 2.700 WHIP,...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Acquire Henry Rodriguez from Nats

The Cubs have acquired 26-year old Venezuelan flame-throwing RHRP Henry Rodriguez from the Washington Nationals for minor league RHP Ian Dickson. Despite the 102+ MPH fastball, Rodriguez has struggled big-time with control this season (16 BB in 18 IP, and a career 98 BB in 144.2 IP), and that's probably why the Nationals decided to move him.  Dickson was the Cubs 35th round...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs call up Putnam from Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs called up right-handed pitcher Zach Putnam from Triple-A Iowa Thursday and sent down right-handed pitcher Alex Burnett to the minor league club. Putnam was 1-1 with a 3.26 ERA in 19 1-3 innings at Iowa, where he had been slated to share closer duties. He had been with the Cubs in training camp, but was sent down when the season began. ''I had a pretty good...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs call up Zach Putnam

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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-9-13

Iowa Cubs 1 @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox 5 Drew Carpenter pitched 5 innings, struckout 6 and walked just 1. He allowed a home run, a total of 6 hits and 3 runs. Casey Coleman gave up 3 hits, walked 2 and struckout 2 in an inning of work. 2 runs scored. Zach Putnam pitched the final 2innings and allowed a hit and struck a batter out. Pinch hitter Darnell McDonald hit a home run. Brett...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-1-13

Round Rock Express 1 @ Iowa Cubs 0 Chris Rusin had a very good start. He went 7 innings, allowed 6 hits and a run. He walked none and struckout 5. Hisanori Takahashi struck a batter out and allowed a hit in the 8th. Zach Putnam struckout 2 and allowed a hit in the 9th. Logan Watkins was 3-3 with another walk. He’s struckout a little too much this year and it should come down....
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-28-13

Iowa Cubs 10 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 6 In 6 innings today, Brooks Raley struck a batter out, walked 3 and gave up 2 home runs. He only gave up 4 runs, which is kind of impressive when you look at what I wrote first. It’s not at all impressive though. Hisanori Takahashi struck a batter out in one inning and Zach Putnam gave up a hit and had 1 strikeout in 1 inning. Rafael Dolis gave...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-22-13

Iowa Cubs 5 @ Memphis Redbirds 2 Brooks Raley gave up 5 hits and 2 runs in 5.1 innings. He walked 2 and struckout 3. Zach Putnam, Rafael Dolis and Blake Parker finished the game without allowing any runs. He did give up 3 hits and walked 3 while striking out 5. 1B Brad Nelson was 2-4 with a home run and a strikeout. I expected to be writing his name in these recaps frequently, but...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-19-13

Nashville Sounds 0 @ Iowa Cubs 5 Logan Watkins had another good day. He was 2-5 with a run scored and a strikeout. He would score once. Brett Jackson 2: The Quest for Curly's Walks did not play in this game. Ian Stewart didn't put a single ball in play: he was 0-2 with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks. The only extra base hit was a double from Brian Bogusevic; everyone else...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-9-13

Iowa Cubs 2 @ Round Rock Express 4 The Iowa Cubs are off to a fantastic 0-6 start after losing yet again last night. Chris Rusin threw 6 innings and allowed 7 hits and 4 runs. He walked 4, hit a batter, allowed a home run and struckout only 2. To give up only 4 runs was rather lucky. In two starts Rusin has walked and struckout 6, allowed 7 runs (6 earned) on 11 hits in 11 IP. He...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-6-13

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Alburquerque Isotopes 8 There’s not a whole lot to like about the Iowa pitching staff. Brooks Raley threw 4 innings, allowed 7 hits and 4 runs. He struckout 3 and walked 2. Soon to be 29 year old Yoanner Negrin struckout 3 and walked 1 over 2 innings of work. Zach Putnam pitched 1.2 innings, allowed 3 hits and 3 runs while Rafael Dolis recorded an out and gave up...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies lose 4 players to outright waivers

The Colorado Rockies have lost right-handed pitchers Guillermo Moscoso, Zach Putnam and Josh Roenicke along with infielder Tommy Field, who were all claimed off outright waivers. Moscoso was claimed by Kansas City, Roenicke and Field by Minnesota and Putnam by the Chicago Cubs. Also, right-handed pitcher Carlos Torres was outrighted off the major league roster. And the Rockies...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies lose pitcher to Twins in waiver claim

The Minnesota Twins claimed Colorado Rockies reliever Josh Roenicke off waivers Friday. The Twins also claimed triple-A infielder Tommy Field from the Rockies, the Kansas City Royals took pitcher Guillermo Moscoso and the Chicago Cubs were awarded reliever Zach Putnam. Roenicke was surprised by the move, The Denver Post reported. "It is confusing. It's brutal,"...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies blow 6-run lead...again

It's time to make tough decisions with the pitching staff.The Colorado Rockies, for the second day in a row, blew a six run lead which ended in a loss against the Atlanta Braves.There are 162 games in a baseball season. By all accounts, that is a long year. Sometimes players go through the motions, sometimes managers go through the motions. So much goes into a baseball season...
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Putnam f/x

For the second time this offseason, Kevin Slowey has been traded. This time, he’s going from the Rockies to the Indians. The return for Colorado is 24-year-old reliever Zach Putnam, who had a cup of coffee with the Indians in September. You know what that means? It means that we have 114 pitches worth of PITCHf/x for Putnam’s debut. Before we get into that, though, let...
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January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

The Colorado Rockies deal Kevin Slowey to the Indians

The Rockies have sent 27-year old righty starting pitcher Kevin Slowey to the Cleveland Indians for 24-year old righty reliever Zach Putnam. Slowey was acquired earlier this winter in a deal with the Twins, so he didn’t get a chance to pitch for the Rockies. Putnam pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the Indians last year (his first taste of the majors) and he was 1-1 with a 6...
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January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians Acquire Kevin Slowey From Rockies

The Cleveland Indians have acquired Kevin Slowey from the Rockies in exchange for Zach Putnam and cash according to a tweet by Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Slowey, 27, is a career 39-29 and a 4.66 ERA in 100 career appearances all for the Minnesota Twins. He was previously traded to the Rockies this off-season in exchange for RHP Daniel Turpen. Putnam, 24, was 1-1 with a 6.14 ERA...
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January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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