OFFICIAL: #Dbacks reinstate RHP J.J. Putz from 15-day disabled list.
J.J Putz is headed to the DL with a dislocated pinky finger and a small laceration after trying to barehand Kevin Frandsen's ground ball.
#Dbacks manager Kirk Gibson is moving J.J. Putz out of the closer's role in favor of Heath Bell for right now.
Hardball Talk "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..." June 29
#Dback Putz on his way to Class AAA Reno, to pitch Thursday, Gibson said
#Dbacks RHP J.J. Putz (elbow strain) is playing catch at 90 feet and doing strengthening exercises, Gibson said. Will proceed with caution
#DBacks closer J.J. Putz will not need elbow surgery. Hoping rehab will work. Sprained ligament, strained flexor pronator, irritated nerve.
Arizona Sports "For the first time in 2013, the Arizona Diamondbacks have to reshuffle their bullpen. Closer J.J. Putz was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the club Wednesday and right-handed reliever Will Harris was recalled from Triple-A Reno. Putz left Tuesday night's win over Los Angeles after..." May 08
Fox Sports Arizona "The Diamondbacks ran into another obstacle Tuesday, discovering that even when they convert a save situation, the news can be distressing. Heath Bell got the final three outs after Paul Goldschmidt’s big home run in the Diamondbacks’ 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, but..." May 08
Fox Sports Arizona "J.J. Putz remains the Diamondbacks’ closer, but he may not be the only reliever placed in save situations in the near future. The D-backs saw Putz’s fastball velocity drop from 95 mph to 89 mph when he was used three times in four days recently, and manager Kirk Gibson said he will try to do a..." May 04
MLB.com "J.J. Putz has struggled with the location of his split-finger fastball this year, but the D-backs right-hander will remain as the team's closer. "His split isn't very good right now," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. Putz blew his third save of the year Tuesday when Brandon Belt hit a..." April 25
Arizona Republic "Major-league closers, by nature, tend to have a certain sway about them. The more colorful ones develop a rock-star persona that usually involves some sort of funky ritual, a menacing stare or intimidating pose, a signature pitch and, more often than not, facial hair. Diamondbacks closer J.J...." February 19
Fox Sports Arizona "Kevin Towers is an outspoken proponent of a strong bullpen, and on Monday he once again put his money where his mouth is. The Diamondbacks announced the signing of closer J.J. Putz to a $7 million contract extension through 2014, a source with knowledge of the deal said, a move that means all..." January 15
CBSSports.com "Closer J.J. Putz will be in Arizona for at least two more seasons, as the Diamondbacks have signed the veteran reliever to a one-year, $7-million contract extension. Putz was already under contract for 2013 for $6.5 million, and this deal ensures he'll remain a Diamondback for 2014, as well." January 14
Arizona Republic "If there were any doubts about what the Diamondbacks would do with their $6.5 million club option for closer J.J. Putz in 2013, General Manager Kevin Towers came pretty close to erasing them Friday. Towers all but said he planned to exercise the option and bring Putz back for his third season..." September 01
Arizona Republic "More locations problems led to another shaky outing for the Diamondbacks' J.J. Putz on Tuesday night, but manager Kirk Gibson didn't hesitate to reaffirm the right-hander's status on his club. "He's our closer," Gibson said. "Nothing has changed. Simple as that." Putz has three blown saves..." May 24
Arizona Republic "A month ago, closer JJ Putz wasn't sure if the cut fastball he'd been tinkering with in the off-season would develop into a usable pitch. But from listening to him Friday, it sounds like the cutter won't just be usable -- it could be a real factor in his repertoire. "I'm not looking at it to..." March 17
Arizona Republic "Confidence follows J.J. Putz's jog to the mound like the contrails of a plane engine. His arrival screams "reporting for duty, sir." Wednesday was no different. The Chase Field crowd of 25,296 was on its feet as he took his place with an 8-5 Diamondbacks lead over Pittsburgh. Alex Presley?..." September 22
Arizona Republic "Three weeks after his stint on the disabled list, closer J.J. Putz is feeling good, and he believes the work he's putting in with the training staff will pay dividends the rest of the season. It's already evident that his body is responding better now than it was before he missed three weeks..." August 19
Arizona Republic "Once J.J. Putz returns from the disabled list, he will resume closing duties, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. When Gibson was asked Friday night if it would be hard to take the closer's job from David Hernandez, he didn't provide much of an answer. That was because he didn't think much..." July 10
Arizona Republic "Closer J.J. Putz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow tendinitis, but Putz and General Manager Kevin Towers are hopeful he'll be ready to come off the disabled list immediately after the All-Star break. Putz, who said the elbow was aching after he worked three consecutive..." July 02
Arizona Republic "J.J. Putz is a key reason the Diamondbacks' confidence has been building in recent days. He closed down the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, getting his 12th consecutive save, helping the Diamondbacks win for the sixth consecutive time. "It's all about making good pitches, been able to get ahead,..." May 23
Arizona Republic "No one seemed worried after closer J.J. Putz's rough outing earlier in the week, but there was at least some level of concern when the Diamondbacks' bullpen savior came down with a stiff back Friday afternoon. Manager Kirk Gibson cautioned that it could be minor, but Putz did not make his..." March 19