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57 Zach Putnam RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/225 | Birthdate: 7/3/1987 | Birthplace: Rochester, MI | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: Michigan | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 1/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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White Sox's Zach Putnam takes loss in relief


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) White Sox reliever Zach Putnam gave up a walk-off home run with one out in the ninth inning on Sunday to lose to Detroit. 

Putnam dropped to 1-3 on the season, giving up a run in his second relief appearance in a row. 

Putnam entered a tie game with one out in the eighth and stranded a runner. He struck out two and the only hit he allowed was the walk-off. He hadn't given up a run in 11 appearances, dating back to May 19. 


White Sox David Robertson helping Zach Putnam learn cutter


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) White Sox closer David Robertson learned the cutter from one of baseball's best practitioners of the pitch--Mariano Rivera. 

Robertson is now passing on that knowledge to Chicago bullpen-mate Zach Putnam

"I'm trying to have him impart some of that knowledge on to me as I develop that pitch as a third pitch," Putnam said, per MLB.com. "It was almost surreal listening to him talk yesterday. He was like, 'Mo holds his like this and does this with it,' and I'm like, 'I wish I had a camera to record all this so I have it for future reference.' But I'm trying to learn from him whenever I can."


White Sox P Zach Putnam has long inning in loss to Twins


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam threw 27 pitches in the top of the ninth inning of Friday's 6-0 loss to the Twins. 

Putnam gave up three runs, with two of them being earned. The lone unearned run came due to a throwing error. Putnam gave up three hits in the inning.

An at-bat against Torii Hunter went five pitches and an at-bat against Kennys Vargas went six pitches. Hunter singled and Vargas struck out. 


White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam tosses straight scoreless appearance


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam continues to make a push for a role in the bullpen. That journey continued Monday, throwing his fourth consecutive scoreless appearances after giving up eight runs over 3 2/3 innings in his first four games of spring training.

"I feel as if it's been there since the start of camp, but what changed was the frequency with which I was throwing it," Putnam said to MLB.com. "I was going into at-bats early on trying to kind of work on my fastball and polish my cutter just a little bit.

"When you are not fine with those pitches and guys are coming in taking massive hacks trying to hit homers, as they are sometime in Spring Training, I got hurt a lot. As soon as I figured it out and started throwing it more and setting up hitters the same way I set them up during the season, things fell into place for me."


White Sox P Zach Putnam hopes to earn bullpen role


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Coming off of a successful year in 2014, White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam has struggled in spring training, per MLB.com.

Putnam is looking to wrap up a spot on the team's bullpen roster for 2015. He finished last year with an ERA of 1.98 in 54 2/3 innings pitched. This spring has been different, as he has had a rough go of it with an ERA of 19.64 in only three innings pitched.

Manager Don Cooper is looking at the bigger picture.

"You never should go on Spring Training, good or bad," Cooper said. "For three or four innings, are we throwing out the [54 2/3] he got last year? That's silly.

"He's not where we want him to be. He's close. But it would be nice to see him go out there and have a couple of innings where he puts it all together. He's putting it together for hitters, but not for a full inning just yet."

Coming into spring training it appeared that Putnam would be a lock for a bullpen spot. His objectives have not changed as he battles to earn the role.

"Whether I'm in a position where I am in this year or a position like I have been in previous Spring Trainings, the objective is the same: Go out there and get guys out and prove to these guys that I'm the man for the job, whatever job that may be," Putnam said. "Whatever happens will happen.

"Nobody is bigger than the game. This is the ultimate humbler I guess, so coming off a good season last year, that stuff is in the past. Right now for us and guys who are struggling a little bit statistically, just put that stuff out of your mind and just focus on what you're doing, focus on your craft, which is what we're all just trying to do right now."


White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam misses Wednesday with illness


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) White Sox relief pitcher Zach Putnam was held out of Wednesday's game against the Dodgers with a stomach ailment, reports MLB.com.

Putnam, who is also dealing with a back injury during spring training, went 5-3 in 2014 with a 1.98 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings pitched.


White Sox's Zach Putnam dealing with back issue


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam has been dealing with a tight back, but he said it's a minor issue, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Putnam has had his back wrapped the last two days.


Zach Putnam gets two out save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) White Sox reliever Zach Putnam picked up a two out save Friday against the Rays.

Putnam entered with a one-run lead, and managed to shut the door. He made things interesting, giving up a hit against his first batter, but managed strikeouts against the next two hitters to end the game. It was Putnam's sixth save of the season.


Zach Putnam earns fifth save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam made quick work of the Royals Tuesday, needing just seven pitches to post a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 7-5 win.

Putnam induced three ground balls in the save, with all turning into groundouts. It was his first save since Aug. 27, with the pitcher going 1-1 with three holds since that date. Putnam owns a 2.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 44:20 K:BB ratio in 54 innings.


Zach Putnam earns one out save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) White Sox reliever Zach Putnam picked up a one out save Wednesday against the Indians.

Javy Guerra was in line for a two inning save, but ran into some trouble in his final inning. Guerra put one man on with a single, and hit another batter. Putnam was called in with two men on in order to close the door. With the winning run at first, Putnam was able to pick up a flyout to get out of the inning. It was Putnam's fourth save. 


Zach Putnam picks up win Tuesday vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam picked up a win Tuesday, giving up one hit on 1 1/3 innings and striking out one in his team's 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Giants.

Putnam (4-2) was brought on to get the final out of the ninth inning after the Giants scored two runs in the game and did his job. The White Sox stuck with him in the 10th, and he was able to get two quick outs before giving up a two-out single, which didn't ultimately make a difference in the final score. Putnam owns a 2.21 ERA and 33:15 K:BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings.


Jake Petricka to remain closer after Zach Putnam's return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) White Sox pitcher Jake Petricka will remain the team's closer after former closing option Zach Putnam was activated from the disabled list Friday, MLB.com reports.

"[Petricka] has taken a step forward when you start to foresee things that would happen in the future of guys who are available to do stuff and what you're planning on for guys," manager Robin Ventura said. "If you have a guy like him doing what he's been doing in the late innings, definitely it's a step in the right direction and a positive one for him."

Petricka has allowed just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings over his last seven appearances while picking up four saves.


Zach Putnam returns from DL Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) The White Sox officially reinstated reliever Zach Putnam from the disabled list Friday, as expected.  

Putnam has been out since July 23 due to shoulder inflammation, but got through a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte earlier this week. He had a 2.35 ERA in 38 1/3 innings prior to the injury. 


Report: Zach Putnam to be back Friday with White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) White Sox reliever Zach Putnam is expected to return to action for the big league club in time for the series opener Friday in Seattle, per MLB.com.

Putnam has been sidelined since July 23 with shoulder inflammation. He began a rehab stint for Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.


Zach Putnam tosses scoreless inning in rehab debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam made his rehab debut with Triple-A Charlotte Tuesday, striking out one in one inning of work.

Putnam needed just seven pitches to retire the side in the eighth inning Tuesday. He's working his way back from shoulder inflammation, and he may return to the team sometime later this week.


Zach Putnam set to begin rehab assignment Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:06 am ET) White Sox reliever Zach Putnam (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte Tuesday.

Zach Putnam likel needs brief rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam is likely to go on a short rehab assignment next week, before he can return from inflammation in his right shoulder.

Putnam has been playing catch and working out with the team's trainers since going on the disabled list a week ago. 


Zach Putnam to resume mound work Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam is scheduled to resume mound work Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Putnam doesn't think he'll need all 15 days to recover from shoulder inflammation after being placed on the disabled list this week. He is set for rest and treatment over the next few days before beginning long toss. Putnam has earned three saves while posting a 2.35 ERA and 32:15 K:BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings.


Zach Putnam hits the disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam has been placed on the disabled list with a shoulder issue.

Putnam is dealing with right shoulder inflammation. Putnam had a stretch from late-June to mid-July where he gave up a run every other outing, but is coming off three straight scoreless appearances. Putnam has a 2.35 ERA over 38 1/3 innings. 


Your daily White Sox closer assessment


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/22/2014) You may recall White Sox manager Robin Ventura had this to say after Zach Putnam bailed out Jake Petricka with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday for his second save in as many days:

"Unfortunately, I don't have a guy that you're just going to leave out there, saying that's your closer," Ventura said.

But the second half of that quote may actually say more:

"I like Put's swing-and-miss ability with some lefties, and that's the reason."

"Put," of course, is Putnam, who struck out left-handed hitter Jason Castro with two runners on to secure the save Saturday. But looking back on it, the most interesting part of Putnam bailing out Petricka is that it happened immediately after the second out, not after the second runner reached base. If a right-handed hitter was due up instead of Castro, Ventura may have just let Petricka finish out the inning.

Which explains why Ventura went back to Petricka in the ninth inning Monday. Two right-handed hitters were due up.

After weeks of trying to discern what's happening at the back end of the White Sox bullpen, we may finally have an answer: It's a lefty-righty platoon. Considering they're not so great individually anyway, perhaps you should leave both Putnam and Petricka for the deepest of Rotisserie leagues.


Zach Putnam pulls ahead of Jake Petricka?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) White Sox reliever Zach Putnam recorded two saves this weekend, but only the first was conventional. He struck out two in a perfect ninth inning against the Astros Friday. 

Manager Robin Ventura handed the ball to Jake Petricka in the ninth inning of a one-run game Saturday, but after he put two on, Ventura turned to Putnam, who struck out Jason Castro to end the game.

Ventura wouldn't commit to a single closer after the game, but Saturday wasn't the first time Petricka faltered in a high-leverage situation this month. His poor outing July 9 contributed to a come-from-behind win for the Red Sox. Ventura did say he prefers Putnam against left-handed batters, which would support a platoon, but I get the sense Putnam is beginning to distinguish himself.

As I wrote in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog breaking down the more questionable closer situations in baseball, he's the reliever to own for the White Sox right now.


ChiSox leaning on two relievers in save opportunities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sunday relievers Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka are the top candidates to be used in save situations, according to MLB.com. Putnam picked up saves Friday and Saturday against the Astros, and Petricka has three saves this season.

Zach Putnam records final out Saturday for fifth save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam struck out the only batter he faced Saturday to earn his fifth save in his team's 4-3 win over the Astros.

Putnam threw five pitches, all for strikes, to his lone opponent, giving him saves in back-to-back outings to open the second half. He owns a 2.41 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 32:13 K:BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings.


Zach Putnam saves third game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) White Sox reliever Zach Putnam picked up his third save Friday against the Astros.

Putnam entered the game with a one-run lead. He tossed a perfect ninth inning, striking out two hitters. Putnam lowered his ERA to 2.43 with the outing. 


Candidates emerging in White Sox bullpen


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/7/2014) After using him much like a team would use its closer in a tie game Wednesday, the White Sox brought in Zach Putnam to pitch the ninth inning of a one-run game Saturday against the Mariners only to watch him blow it. They'd go on to lose in the 14th inning.

So when they had another save opportunity Sunday against those same Mariners, they instead turned to Jake Petricka ... in the eighth inning, that is.

Because Putnam's blown save wasn't the most epic of meltdowns, especially when you consider one of those runs was charged to Eric Surkamp, and because Petricka wasn't used like a traditional closer Sunday, I'm not sure either is a clear front-runner right now. But I do believe one of the two will get the White Sox's next save.

My guess is Putnam so that the White Sox can keep Petricka available for multiple innings, but both deserve to be owned in leagues where saves are scarce.