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  1. Diamondbacks give J.J. Putz one-year, $7 million extension

    Jan 14, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

    J.J. Putz

    In case anyone was thinking Arizona’s plan was to let Heath Bell set up for a year and then turn the closer’s role over to him in 2014, the Diamondbacks made it clear Monday that they intend to keep the status quo; they signed J.J. Putz to a one-year, $7 million extension for 2014, the…

  2. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  3. Diamondbacks strike first, aim badly

    Oct 20, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

    Cliff Pennington, Jhonny Peralta

    Arizona GM Kevin Towers wanted to upgrade at shortstop and in the bullpen. And apparently he wanted to make sure he did so 5 1/2 months prior to Opening Day. So, he ended up with these two trades: – acquires SS Cliff Pennington and INF Yordy Cabrera from the A’s for OF Chris Young and…

  4. D’Backs, A’s and Marlins pull off three-way deal: Heath Bell to Arizona, Chris Young to Oakland

    Oct 20, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Heath Bell Getty

    Here’s doozy of a trade to break up an otherwise quiet day around major league baseball. Per announcements from the clubs involved, the Diamondbacks, Athletics and Marlins have pulled off a three-way trade which will send Heath Bell to Arizona and Chris Young to Oakland. Here are the specifics as we have them right now:…

  5. Diamondbacks exercise J.J. Putz’s option for 2013

    Oct 20, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    J.J. Putz Getty

    As expected, the Diamondbacks announced today that they have exercised the $6.5 million club option on J.J. Putz‘s contract for next season. This was a pretty easy call for the Diamondbacks, as Putz has proved to be an excellent bargain for the club so far. Putz, who turns 36 in February, has earned $8.5 million…

  6. Diamondbacks all but certain to exercise J.J. Putz’s option

    Oct 8, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    J.J. Putz Getty

    During an online chat with Diamondbacks fans yesterday team president Derrick Hall answered a question about closer J.J. Putz by saying that “it is hard to imagine us not” exercising his $6.5 million option for 2013. Arizona has the choice of buying out Putz for $1.5 million instead, but he was as effective as ever…

  7. Derek Jeter led MLB in jersey sales for third straight year

    Oct 1, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Jeters-Girl

    MLB released its annual list of top-selling jerseys and Derek Jeter topped the list for the third consecutive season. Here’s the complete top 10 since the All-Star break: 1. Derek Jeter, Yankees 2. Josh Hamilton, Rangers 3. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 4. Bryce Harper, Nationals 5. Mike Trout, Angels 6. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 7. Yu Darvish,…

  8. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

  9. Adrian Gonzalez gives the Dodgers a walkoff victory

    Sep 2, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez

    Adrian Gonzalez delivered a two-run double off J.J. Putz in the bottom of the ninth to give the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. The Dodgers lost the first two games of the four-game series against Arizona before their newest imports came up big the last two days. Josh Beckett picked up…

  10. Diamondbacks expected to pick up J.J. Putz’s option for 2013

    Sep 1, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

    J.J. Putz Getty

    This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, but Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic yesterday that the club will almost certainly exercise the $6.5 million club option on J.J. Putz‘s contract for next season. “We’ll have time to make that decision, but he hasn’t done anything performance-wise to lead…

  11. Jonathan Papelbon’s 30-save streak stands alone

    Aug 30, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Jonathan Papelbon protected a one-run lead Thursday against the Mets to earn his 30th save of the season. It’s the seventh year in a row he’s reached the milestone, a streak that is going to be by far the longest in baseball once the season ends. Besides Papelbon, only Mariano Rivera had saved 30 games…

  12. J.J. Putz is way excited about his Justin Bieber autograph

    Jun 13, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    J.J. Putz

    Here’s something I did not know: Panini puts out Justin Bieber trading cards. And, apparently, the Diamondbacks got a box of said cards in the clubhouse, J.J. Putz pulled an autographed card and Brad Ziegler was there to capture the excitement. Putz does have twin daughters, age 7, so he’s probably not going to keep…

  13. Buster Posey says he “felt normal” in season opener

    Apr 7, 2012, 10:16 AM EDT

    Buster Posey Getty

    We saw Buster Posey play all spring, but last night was his first official major league game since he suffered a broken leg and torn ankle ligaments in a home-plate collision with Marlins’ outfielder Scott Cousins last May 25. Posey told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that he “felt normal,” even though the season opener didn’t…

  14. Running down the rosters: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Feb 16, 2012, 1:04 AM EDT

    Gerardo Parra, Chris Young, Justin Upton

    Give the Diamondbacks credit; even though all of the team’s key players were already under control for 2012, they didn’t stand pat after winning the NL West crown last season. In writing the team’s postmortem last October, I stated that adding a No. 3 starter had to be the priority. That’s what the team did…

  15. Report: Diamondbacks agree to terms with Takashi Saito

    Dec 12, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT

    Takashi Saito AP

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with veteran reliever Takashi Saito. Contract details aren’t yet available. The Brewers were hoping to keep Saito as recently as last week, but they likely didn’t have much room left in their budget after Francisco Rodriguez accepted arbitration and they elected to fill out…

  16. UPDATE: Diamondbacks, J.J. Putz agree to contract

    Dec 6, 2010, 8:07 PM EDT

    J.J. Putz

    UPDATE: Rosenthal reports that Putz will receive a two-year, $10 million contract from the Diamondbacks with a $6.5 million club option for 2013 or a $1.5 million buyout. He’ll earn $4 million in 2011 and $4.5 million in 2012. 6:18 PM: According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Diamondbacks and J.J. Putz have agreed to…

  17. White Sox offer arbitration to Konerko and Putz, decline on Ramirez and Pierzynski

    Nov 23, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Oakland Athletics

    In a quartet of expected moves, the White Sox have offered arbitration to free agents Paul Konerko and J.J. Putz while declining to offer arbitration to Manny Ramirez and A.J. Pierzynski. Ramirez made $20 million this season and Pierzynski earned $6.25 million, so while they’re both Type A free agents the White Sox couldn’t risk…

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