J.J. Putz

Arizona Diamondbacks #40 - Relief Pitcher

  • Born: 02/22/77
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 250
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

2014 Expectations: Addison Reed

Continuing our pre-season examination of the 2014 Diamondbacks with a look at the team's young new closer.


Diamondbacks climbing Sydney Harbor Bridge

Some of the Diamondbacks climbed Sydney Harbor Bridge. Here's footage of the adventure, and some high-altitude comments from Cliff Pennington, Will Harris and J.J. Putz.

2014 Expectations: J.J. Putz

Looking at the future of J.J. Putz for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

J.J. Putz, the human glacier

If you're looking for a good time to hit the restrooms at Chase, you might want to hold off until J.J. Putz enters the game. Because you can probably head up there, take care of business and get back to your seat without missing much.


Spring training is here, a beloved Hall of Famer has passed, we find baseball comics from the 1950s, a look at what kind of prospects today's stars were, and oh my god we're getting close to baseball. YES!

Diamondbacks Spring Questions, #3: Closing Time

As spring training approaches, we have two established closers in the bullpen. Which one will get the lion's share of the save opportunities in 2014, J.J. Putz or Addison Reed?

Trading J.J. Putz?

With Addison Reed in the Diamondbacks bullpen, it has been suggested the team may now deal last year's Opening Day closer J.J. Putz.

Addison Reed: new closer in town?

Proof that we should never under-estimate the power of Kevin Towers to acquire a bullpen arm. The obvious question is, will Reed replace J.J. Putz as our closer?

Lessons from Joe Smith and Jason Vargas

Two of this winter's top 50 free agents were traded away in the same deal. Is there anything to be learned?

Choosing a closer

The closer's spot was problematic for the Diamondbacks this season. There are no shortage of candidates for the role in 2014, but who should it be?

Diamondbacks reinstate Putz from disabled list

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated right-handed pitcher J.J. Putz from the 15-day disabled list, according to D-backs’ Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers.

J.J. Putz on DL, Chaz Roe Recalled (again!)

When it rains, it pours. The bullpen takes a blow, as J.J. Putz has to hit the disabled list. At least it's an injury rather than a condition, if you see what I mean. Chaz Roe is getting good value for his Reno-Phoenix bus-pass....

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