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Diamondbacks | Heath Bell to fill in for J.J. Putz

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Heath Bell will fill in at closer while RP J.J. Putz (elbow) is sidelined.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners are likely to be skeptical of the burly righty's ability to pitch well in the role and are probably wondering why David Hernandez isn't getting the nod. Bell should be picked up immediately, however. He's pitched well since his first three appearances of the season, for the most part, and he has 19 K's against just three walks in 13 1/3 frames. Arizona's bullpen has been heavily taxed in the early going. Hernandez may factor in if Putz's injury is a long-term issue. Matt Reynolds may as well, especially if matchups with left-handed batters become Kirk Gibson's concern. It's not clear if Putz is headed to the DL.

2013-05-08 11:28:55 | Source: Sports 620 KTAR

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