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Diamondbacks designate JJ Putz for assignment

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

J.J. Putz's day with the Diamondbacks appear to be over. (USATSI)
J.J. Putz's day with the Diamondbacks appear to be over. (USATSI)

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The Diamondbacks on Friday designated reliever J.J. Putz for assignment. That means that Putz will soon be claimed by another team, released or outrighted to the minors.

Putz, 37, has a 6.59 ERA in 18 appearances this season and has spent time on the disabled list with forearm tightness. For his career, he owns an ERA+ of 138 and a K/BB ratio of 3.26 across parts of 12 major-league seasons. In 2011, Putz notched 45 saves for the D-backs. He's in the final season of a four-year, $22-million contract.

To take Putz's spot on the active roster, the club has activated outfielder Ender Inciarte from the 7-day concussion DL.

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