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Diamondbacks may look to trade J.J. Putz

Jan 5, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

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From Ken Rosenthal’s latest FOX Sports notebook:

Don’t be surprised if the Diamondbacks trade right-hander J.J. Putz following their addition of former White Sox closer Addison Reed. Putz is signed for $7 million in 2014, and the D-backs most likely would be required to accept a comparable salary in return.

Rosenthal suggests that Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki might be a potential fit, but Arizona is pretty loaded on that end between Mark Trumbo, Gerardo Parra and A.J. Pollock. There’s also Cody Ross, who is expected to be recovered from August 2013 hip surgery a month or two into the 2014 regular season.

Putz, 36, posted a 2.36 ERA in 34 1/3 innings last year. If he sticks around for 2014, he’ll set up for Reed.

  1. imthedudedude - Jan 5, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    That’s interesting man, that’s fu€*ing interesting.

  2. spudchukar - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Hopefully he is moved to the Red Sox, cause then Putz can finish games for Lackey.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Jan 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    We should do a betting pool — if Putz gets traded, how long before “anonymous team sources” rip him for not having enough grit?

    I’m going to say 5 hours.

  4. 18thstreet - Jan 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    I’d think they’d want to hold onto Putz. I mean, not too tightly. Can’t hold on forever.

  5. uyf1950 - Jan 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    I like Rosenthal’s idea: “Rosenthal suggests that Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki might be a potential fit”

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