Diamondbacks designate JJ Putz for assignment
Reliever J.J. Putz and the Diamondbacks are poised to part ways.
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.