The Red Sox reassigned Putnam (hamstring) to their minor-league camp Monday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Putnam missed the entire 2018 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but it was the hamstring issue that prevented him from making an appearance during the Grapefruit League. He'll likely stick around at extended spring training to rehab the injury before reporting to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Putnam continues to nurse a hamstring injury and isn't close to pitching in a game, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Putnam suffered the injury while participating in a drill at the beginning of March, although it's unclear as to when he might return to the mound. "He's feeling better," manager Alex Cora stated. "He's playing catch. He hasn't been able to get back on the mound." While Putnam wasn't expected to win a roster spot entering camp, this injury will make doing so nearly impossible. He should begin the 2019 campaign with Triple-A Pawtucket when healthy.
Putnam slipped during a drill Thursday and is dealing with hamstring soreness, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Putnam had been scheduled to pitch Friday but was removed from the team's travel roster as a precaution. The non-roster invitee is not expected to earn a roster spot.
Putnam (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Putnam missed the entire 2018 season while recover from Tommy John surgery that he underwent in June of 2017. The right-hander should be fully healthy for spring training and ready to compete for a spot in Boston's Opening Day bullpen. Putnam has proven to be an effective reliever over parts of seven major-league seasons, posting a combined 3.20 ERA and 9.6 K/9 across 152 career innings.
The White Sox declined to tender Putnam (elbow) a contract for 2018, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery in June and will likely miss at least the first half of 2018. He fared quite well in a small sample at the big-league level in 2017 (1.43 FIP), and he's missed bats at a good clip in recent years, but the White Sox would have had to pay him north of $1.1 million if they had gone to arbitration.
Putnam (elbow) reported Thursday that he hopes to begin throwing again in early January, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery in June of 2017 and has yet to pick up a baseball since the procedure. He believes that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery but is still targeting a return to the diamond somewhere around the All-Star break. We'll get a better estimate of his timeline for return once he begins participating in baseball activities again.
Putnam (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday.
This is strictly a housekeeping move for the White Sox, as Putnam will likely miss most, if not all, of the 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late June. Prior to his injury, the reliever posted a 1.04 ERA and 0.35 WHIP in 8.2 innings with the big-league team this past year.
Putnam (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.
The reliever underwent Tommy John surgery last week, ending his injury-hampered 2017 campaign after just 8.2 innings pitched. The routine move by the team clears room on the 40-man roster, as Putnam begins the long road to recovery, which puts him on track for a return sometime near the middle of next season.
Putnam (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery late last week, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
This is a tough break for Putnam, who also had his 2016 season cut short due to elbow issues. The 29-year-old will now spend the next 12-to-18 months rehabbing before returning to the White Sox's bullpen at some point in 2019. He compiled a 1.04 ERA and nine strikeouts in 8.2 innings of relief this season before landing on the disabled list.
Putnam (elbow) will continue to rehab in Chicago during the White Sox's current road trip, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The White Sox won't be back in Chicago until Monday, so expect the team to provide an update on Putnam's condition shortly thereafter. If Putnam responds well to treatment over the next few days, the White Sox could clear him to head to the minors to begin a rehab assignment.
Putnam (elbow) threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since going on the disabled list, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The best Putnam could say about the session was that there were no setbacks. He'll continue to build off it but there's no timetable for his return to the White Sox's bullpen.
Putnam (elbow) played catch at both 45 and 60 feet Thursday.
This marks the first time Putnam has thrown since landing on the disabled list in late April with elbow inflammation. Putnam noted everything went well and he is continuing to progress through his rehab, though a timetable for return still wasn't specified. More should be known as he continues to ramp up his throwing.
Putnam (elbow) is hoping to resume a throwing program after being re-evaluated Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Putnam has been on the disabled list since late April with elbow inflammation, though if all goes well with Wednesday's check up, a timetable for his return could start to materialize. More should be known about a possible return date once he resumes throwing.
Putnam was placed on the DL on Tuesday with elbow inflammation.
There had been recent reports that Putnam was back in full health and ready to pitch. However, it appears that the club may have been optimistic regarding his condition. More information regarding Putnam's eventual return should become available as he increases his level of throwing activity. To this point, Putnam had been a solid bullpen arm for the White Sox. Over seven games (8.2 innings) he's struck out nine batters and allowed just one run.
Putnam (elbow) is available to pitch Sunday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Putnam had to leave Saturday's game after feeling tenderness in his elbow. It appears that his departure was precautionary as he's available if needed Sunday. Putnam has been a reliable bullpen arm this season as he's allowed just one run over 8.2 innings (seven games) and has struck out nine batters.
Putnam left Saturday's game with a sore elbow, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.
Putnam's elbow was feeling tender, so the White Sox decided to err on the side of caution and pull him after just nine pitches. He's being considered day-to-day at this point in time. Headed into Saturday's game, Putnam had thrown eight scoreless innings over six games.
Putnam has not allowed a run while striking out nine over eight innings spanning six appearances to start the 2017 season.
Putnam is part of a bullpen that ranks first in left-on-base percentage (89.1 percent) and third in ERA (1.41). The right-hander, who was shelved by an elbow injury in 2016, has allowed just two hits and has not walked a batter.
Putnam (elbow) fired 1.1 scoreless innings in his spring debut Tuesday.
The right-hander did walk a batter and allowed a hit, but the bigger thing is that Putnam is back to regular game action after undergoing surgery in August to remove a bone fragment in his throwing elbow. With this issue in the rearview mirror, he should slot in as a cog in the White Sox bullpen.
Putnam (elbow) has thrown off a mound several times over the past month and faced live hitters last week for the first time since last June, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Putnam was a key bullpen piece last season, posting a 2.30 ERA in 25 appearances before his barking elbow was no longer manageable and he underwent surgery to remove bone fragments from his arm. The 29-year-old hurler admitted to feeling "a little bit of residual soreness" this spring, but he chalked that up to not having pitched in a while.
Putnam (elbow) signed a one-year, $1.1175 million deal with the White Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
He has been rehabbing an elbow injury this offseason, and was throwing from 120 feet a week ago. Look for him to secure a middle relief role if he can enter cap healthy.
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