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Mets and J.J. Putz

Posted on: June 2, 2009 2:03 pm

The New York Post confirmed that manager Jerry Manuel isn't ready to give up on strugling reliever J.J. Putz and he would not be allowed to pitch again until at least Wednesday while the Mets let him sort through his issues.

Manuel told the Post, "I've got to find some success [from Putz], then I think the confidence will come back," the manager said. "We'll need him going forward. That's how we're designed. At some point, he's got to be that [eighth-inning] guy."

Category: MLB
Tags: J.J. Putz, Mets

Since: May 8, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2009 11:26 am

Mets and J.J. Putz

I would expect a story to come out soon that Putz is battling a minor injury. That seems to be his M.O.. Tough guys don't tell you about their injuries, but the hitters will.

Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2009 4:17 pm

Mets and J.J. Putz

He's had enough chances to do his Aaron Heilman impression. I don't know if he's nursing an injury or his head just isn't on straight, but I don't have much trust in him right now. Keep Parnell in the set up role for the forseeable future.

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