Zach Putnam

#57 RP / Chi. White Sox / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      White Sox's Zach Putnam: Tosses three perfect innings

      Putnam pitched three perfect innings while striking out two batters in the White Sox's 7-0 loss to the Angels on Monday. Putnam was coming off an Apr. 16 outing where he gave up two earned runs in 0.1 innings so his bounce-back on Monday had to boost his confidence. The 28-year-old will likely remain in a mid-to-late inning relief role throughout 2016 for the White Sox.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      White Sox's Zach Putnam: Returns from lower body injury

      Putnam (lower body) threw an inning against the Brewers Wednesday. Putnam suffered the injury a few days prior, but it did not keep him on the shelf long. Putnam's spring numbers are not great, but he has a strong hold on a bullpen slot.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      White Sox's Zach Putnam: Suffers lower-body injury

      Putnam suffered a lower-body injury and will be sidelined for a few days, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports. He was on schedule to pitch Friday, but that was put on hold when he suffered the undisclosed lower-body injury. Nonetheless, if he only misses a couple days he will still be on track for the start of the regular season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      White Sox's Zach Putnam: Avoids arbitration with White Sox

      Putnam agreed to a one-year, $975K deal with the White Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports. After shutting down opposing batters in 2014 with a 1.98 ERA to go with a 1.079 WHIP in 2014, Putnam came back to earth last season with more pedestrian numbers (4.07 ERA, 1.356 WHIP) in the same amount of appearances. He saw the bulk of his appearances in the eighth inning last season, but he made several middle-relief and low-leverage outings towards the end of the season.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      White Sox activate RP Zach Putnam

      The White Sox announced Friday they have activated reliever Zach Putnam off the 15-day disabled list, per MLB.com. Putnam went on the DL on Aug. 29 with a groin strain. He is 3-3 with a 3.07 ERA in 41 appearances this season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      White Sox relievers Daniel Webb, Zach Putnam swap places on DL

      The White Sox have activated right-handed reliever Daniel Webb from the 15-day disabled list. Webb had been out since early August with a back issue. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, Zach Putnam has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right groin strain (retroactive to August 27).

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      White Sox's Zach Putnam takes loss in relief

      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.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      White Sox David Robertson helping Zach Putnam learn cutter

      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."

    • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

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

      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.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam tosses straight scoreless appearance

      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."