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Diamondbacks | J.J. Putz not ready

Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz is not ready to return to the closer's role after coming off the disabled list next week, according to manager Kirk Gibson. The club will continue to use RP Heath Bell in that role for now. The team is looking to use Putz earlier in games in order to increase his arm strength. Putz blew the save against the New York Mets Monday, July 1, the team's 16th blown save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Putz needs to be stashed in deep enough leagues until he gets things straightened out. Look to reacquire Bell in all leagues as long as Putz is working in less-stressful innings out of the bullpen. Bell has been up and down this year, but he's reportedly ironed out another mechanical flaw recently.

2013-07-02 16:03:03 | Source: - Danny Knobler

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