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J.J. Putz lands on disabled list with dislocated pinky finger

Aug 23, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

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Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz stuck out his pitching hand in an attempt to field Phillies utility infielder Kevin Frandsen‘s grounder in the bottom of the seventh inning tonight. The ball ricoheted off of Putz’s hand to shortstop Cliff Pennington, who threw to first to retire Frandsen and end the inning. Putz retired the side in order, but paid the price for his attempt to play defender.

Via Twitter, Nick Piecoro reports that Putz will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated his right pinky finger and a small laceration.

Putz, now 36 years old, was already on the disabled list for 46 games earlier this year with a sprained UCL, a strained flexor pronator, and ulnar neuritis. When he has been on the field, he has pitched well, owning a 2.51 ERA in 28.2 innings of work this season.

  1. losanginsight - Aug 24, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    At least the dbacks still have grit… never heard of grit winning a Championship.

    • dan1111 - Aug 24, 2013 at 3:55 AM

      A team that has grit and is also good might be able to do it.

    • sampleskaren - Aug 25, 2013 at 7:28 AM

      what Marcus implied I didn’t know that a stay at home mom able to get paid $4252 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you read ★★★

  2. djjackson81 - Aug 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Look grit is just a word to describe a way of playing the game. Doesn’t matter what anyone with a simple mind wants to say. Lets be honest Kevin Towers is taking this club backwards with his failed attempts at his strength bullpen arms for one. His Ross signing for 3 years at the $ he gave him was a mistake. The trade of Bell and his contract into our bullpen was a mistake. They extension of JJ at his age was a mistake. The $ he gave McCarthy for those 2 seasons and results was a mistake. If KT ends up firing Gibson he more less is taking responsibility in his own errors.

  3. djjackson81 - Aug 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    aZ like all NL West teams are in a tough place with the Dodgers being able to spend the crazy $ on who ever they want hit or miss replace with more money is destroying the game. There isn’t any such thing as competitive balance. Dodgers can buy anyone they want at any cost they ask for.

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