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  1. Diamondbacks release J.J. Putz

    Jun 27, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    As expected none of the other 29 teams wanted anything to do with J.J. Putz’s contract on the waiver wire, so the Diamondbacks have released him after designating the veteran reliever for assignment last week.

  2. Diamondbacks designate J.J. Putz for assignment

    Jun 20, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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    J.J. Putz has allowed opponents to hit .529 off him in five appearances since coming off the disabled list two weeks ago and today the Diamondbacks decided they’ve seen enough, designating the veteran reliever for assignment.

  3. Diamondbacks designate Trevor Cahill for assignment with $17 million left on contract

    Jun 9, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks designated right-hander Trevor Cahill for assignment Monday despite him still being guaranteed $17 million.

  4. Diamondbacks shut down J.J. Putz

    May 6, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    J.J. Putz

    Add another thing to the “stuff that’s gone wrong for the Diamondbacks this season” pile, as right-hander J.J. Putz is headed to the disabled list with a strained forearm.

  5. Red Sox and Yankees have baseball’s best-selling jerseys

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.

  6. Clayton Kershaw, Scott Van Slyke lead Dodgers past Diamondbacks in opener

    Mar 22, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    Clayton Kershaw tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and Scott Van Slyke doubled and homered as the Dodgers topped the Diamondbacks 3-1 in Saturday’s opener in Australia. The game, delayed slightly at the onset by some early evening rain, opened with Wade Miley striking out Yasiel Puig on three pitches. The Dodgers struck first…

  7. Diamondbacks name Addison Reed closer

    Mar 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

    Making official what was expected from the moment they acquired him from the White Sox this offseason, the Diamondbacks announced that Addison Reed will begin the season in the closer role. J.J. Putz also has previous closing experience and David Hernandez certainly has the raw stuff to pitch the ninth inning, but Reed saved 40…

  8. 2014 Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Mar 17, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

    Towers Gibson AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Can the Diamondbacks withstand the injury to Patrick Corbin and get over the .500…

  9. Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter is trying to find a date in Australia

    Mar 14, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Sure, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks are heading to Australia next week for a two-game series, but more importantly Arizona right-hander Josh Collmenter is hoping to get a date while he’s there. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports writes that Collmenter has agreed to a dating game-style contest sponsored by the Daily Telegraph in Sydney. Women have…

  10. Diamondbacks close to signing Oliver Perez

    Mar 7, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    Oliver Perez is one of the best unsigned free agents and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com says that’s about to change, reporting that the left-handed reliever is close to a multi-year deal with the Diamondbacks. Arizona had already invested an awful lot of resources into the bullpen even before bringing in Perez, who went from being…

  11. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  12. 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…

  13. The Uehara Phenomenon

    Oct 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    So, you probably know that this year Boston’s Koji Uehara proved to be harder to reach base against than any pitcher in the history of baseball. That’s a pretty good thing. Here’s the list of the Top 10 WHIPs in baseball history, pitching at least 50 innings: 1. Koji Uehara, 2013, 0.565 2. Dennis Eckersley,…

  14. Is there room for Wade Miley under that bus?

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

    Kevin Towers

    Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers is a dinosaur, no doubt, but he’s also in charge of a major league baseball team, so we have little choice but to take him somewhat seriously, even when he goes on to a radio show (Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo show, to be specific) says stuff like this: “I…

  15. 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…

  16. D-Backs execute lottery prank on pitcher Wade Miley

    Aug 17, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley finished a close second in NL Rookie of the Year voting last season, but he may be more well-known in the team’s clubhouse for his love of lottery tickets. In Steve Gilbert’s column for MLB.com, he describes how Miley and mental skills coach Peter Crone would sit together and scratch off…

  17. Heath Bell is the Diamondbacks closer

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Heath Bell, a Proven Closer, is once again closing: #Dbacks manager Kirk Gibson is moving J.J. Putz out of the closer’s role in favor of Heath Bell for right now. — Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) July 2, 2013   We now have conclusive evidence that Kirk Gibson is really a Dodgers’ sleeper agent. I mean really,…

  18. J.J. Putz back with Diamondbacks after missing seven weeks with elbow injury

    Jun 29, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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    After missing seven weeks with a right elbow injury, J.J. Putz was activated from the disabled list this afternoon. Putz originally appeared bound for surgery due to a strained flexor pronator and nerve irritation, but he didn’t have any setbacks after resuming his throwing program and made it through four minor league rehab appearances without…

  19. J.J. Putz cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Jun 19, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Five weeks after being placed on the disabled list with a strained elbow Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com the plan is for Putz to pitch Thursday and Saturday, take Sunday off, and then try to work back-to-back games…

  20. J.J. Putz avoids major surgery on his elbow

    May 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    J.J. Putz

    The Dbacks’ closer left the game the other night after suffering elbow tightness. Which, in baseball circles, is akin to “those tell-tale flecks of crimson upon her handkerchief” in Victorian novels. So: is Putz going to die of the dreaded consumption? #DBacks closer J.J. Putz will not need elbow surgery. Hoping rehab will work. Sprained…

  21. Diamondbacks place J.J. Putz on disabled list, will use Heath Bell as their ninth-inning man

    May 8, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Diamondbacks have placed right-hander J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. Putz suffered the injury Tuesday night during a relief appearance against the Dodgers and could sidelined for an extended period of time. In fact, ESPN’s Buster Olney says “all signs point” to the veteran needing a…

  22. J.J. Putz left last night’s game with elbow stiffness

    May 8, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    J.J. Putz

    This isn’t good: J.J. Putz left his appearance last night because of elbow stiffness. Putz has been struggling so far this year — he’s allowed six runs on 12 hits and eight walks in twelve and two-thirds — and perhaps this is the reason why.  If he is DL’d, the Dbacks’ options at closer are David Hernandez,…

  23. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 24, 2013, 6:23 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 5, Rangers 4: Howie Kendrick with two homers, including the walkoff in the 11th. Kendrick after the game: “It’s a great feeling to know that you can leave the other team on the field” I hope someone brings the Rangers some food overnight. Maybe go back to their hotel, get guys a change of…

  24. 2013 Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

    Kevin Towers AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Will Kevin Towers’ odd offseason pay dividends? After winning 94 games and the National…

  25. J.J. Putz is in The Best Shape of his Life

    Feb 20, 2013, 6:14 AM EDT

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    We already knew that Trevor Cahill was, but add J.J. Putz to the mix. For he, like Cahill, went gluten and dairy free: Best shapes of their lives! #Diamondbacks‘ J.J. Putz lost 17 lbs. and Trevor Cahill almost 15 after going to gluten-free, dairy-free diets. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 20, 2013   I’m having…

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