|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||55.00||2.00||3.00||31.00||2.45||1.00||62.00||13.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May|
|vs Colorado|| 4.0||1||0|| 0.00||3||3||3|
|vs LHB|| 5.0||0||0|| 7.20||0||5||5|
|vs RHB|| 7.2||0||0|| 2.35||0||3||12|
|05/21/2013||J.J. Putz, RP ARI||Ross Detwiler, SP WAS|
|05/21/2013||Nelson Cruz, RF TEX|
Miguel Gonzalez, SP BAL
Evan Longoria, 3B TB
Jeremy Guthrie, SP KC
Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL
David DeJesus, CF CHC
Jason Vargas, SP LAA
Heath Bell, RP ARI
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
Jeff Locke, SP PIT
Yadier Molina, C STL
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
Bobby Parnell, RP NYM
Jered Weaver, SP LAA
Tim Hudson, SP ATL
Jake Westbrook, SP STL
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B ARI
Prince Fielder, 1B DET
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
Yoenis Cespedes, CF OAK
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAA
|Jake Peavy, SP CHW|
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
Doug Fister, SP DET
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B WAS
Josh Johnson, SP TOR
Joe Nathan, RP TEX
Alex Cobb, SP TB
Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT
Matt Cain, SP SF
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
Brandon Morrow, SP TOR
Starling Marte, LF PIT
J.P. Arencibia, C TOR
A.J. Burnett, SP PIT
Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC
Francisco Liriano, SP PIT
Kelly Johnson, LF TB
Jason Grilli, RP PIT
J.J. Putz, RP ARI
Lance Lynn, SP STL
Jimmy Rollins, SS PHI
|05/21/2013||J.J. Putz, RP ARI||Brett Jackson, CF CHC|
A.J. Ellis, C LAD
|Last 10 Games|
|J.J. Putz avoids surgery on elbow|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz has a sprained ligament in his elbow, but will not need surgery, according to FoxSports.com.
Putz actually has a myriad of injuries, including a strained flexor pronator and an irritated nerve. Putz will attempt to rehab the injury. While a specific time line has not been mentioned yet, manager Kirk Gibson said the team doesn't expect him back any time soon. Putz will be placed on the disabled list. Heath Bell will be the club's closer while Putz is sidelined.
|D-Backs place J.J. Putz on DL|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) The Diamondbacks placed closer J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday due to an elbow strain. The right-hander has gone back to Phoenix to see Dr. Michael Lee, MLB.com reports.
Heath Bell is expected to see save chances in his absence.
Putz has gone 2-1 with a 4.26 ERA in 14 appearances while converting 5 of 9 save opportunities.
|J.J. Putz headed for further evaluation|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz will undergo further evaluation Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with elbow stiffness.
"We're going to go see the doctor (Wednesday) and go figure out what it is," Putz said after the game, per MLB.com. "I didn't know what it was, and then after it happened two more times, I thought I probably should say something. The hardest thing is just not knowing what it is. I've never felt anything like it before."
Heath Bell replaced Putz and recorded his second save of the season Tuesday. If Putz needs a stint on the disabled list, then Bell thinks the Diamondbacks would go to a two-man closer situation, which would include David Hernandez and himself.
"They brought me in to help out if J.J. needed a day off or if David needed a day off," Bell said. "I mean, you never want to see anybody hurt. But unfortunately, if he has to take some time on the DL, I think myself and David can fill in real nicely."
|J.J. Putz leaves in ninth inning with injury|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz left Tuesday's appearance against the Dodgers in the ninth inning with an apparent injury to his right hand. The right-hander came on for the save but could be seen flexing his hand after walking the leadoff batter on four pitches.
Putz was pulled for Heath Bell after trainers and manager Kirk Gibson came to the mound.
Bell ended up stranding the runner on third and earned the save in the 5-3 win.
|D-Backs will monitor J.J. Putz's workload|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson isn't ready to make a change at closer but is willing to consider it. Gibson told reporters Friday that J.J. Putz will remain the closer, but the team will have his workload monitored.
Putz blew his fourth save of the season Tuesday. The right-hander, who has converted 5 of 9 save chances, has allowed six runs over 12 2/3 innings. He has struck out 17 and waked seven over that span.
|On May 9, 2012, Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz gave up four runs in a non-save situation against the Cardinals. His ERA ballooned to an even 9.00. Putz spent the next four months pushing it all the way down to 2.82. It wasn't quite the 2.17 ERA and 45 saves of 2011, but Putz's 2012 (2.82 and 32 saves) was still impressive. What's interesting for this season is the addition of reclamation project Heath Bell. Along with David Hernandez, the back end of the Diamondbacks' bullpen could one of the strongest in baseball. This both helps (cleaner appearances and innings when he comes in) and hurts (if he gets off to a slow start again, there are more options) our man Putz. But expect manager Kirk Gibson to have a long leash again with his closer, as he tended to spell Putz a little in 2012, but never came close to really replacing him. Putz will likely be drafted in the later part of the middle rounds this year. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||@ COL||8:40 pm||Jhoulys Chacin|
|5/22/13||@ COL||3:10 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|5/24/13||SD||9:40 pm||Eric Stults|
|5/25/13||SD||10:10 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|5/26/13||SD||4:10 pm||Jason Marquis|
|5/27/13||TEX||3:40 pm||Yu Darvish|
|5/27/13||TEX||9:40 pm||Nick Tepesch|
= probable start