Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:50:18 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz has given up three runs on six hits and three walks, plus a hit batsman, in four appearances this spring. His fastball has gone from 86 to 88 mph early on to 88 to 90 more recently, which is still down from his average of 91.7 last year, per PITCHf/x. Manager Kirk Gibson isn't concerned. Putz went nearly a week between appearances as he tinkered with his mechanics with pitching coach Mike Harkey.
Fantasy Tip: Putz likely will play second fiddle for saves to Addison Reed when the season starts, especially if this continues.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:24:26 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks' closer competition this spring is likely to come down to RPs Addison Reed and J.J. Putz. RP Brad Ziegler was used as the closer last year because the need was there.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:58:02 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks have RPs Josh Collmenter, David Hernandez, J.J. Putz, Addison Reed, Joe Thatcher and Brad Ziegler appear to be locks for bullpen jobs, which might mean RP Will Harris is the odd man out. He has options remaining. RP Randall Delgado does not have options remaining, and that might mean Harris loses out in a numbers game.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 07:51:03 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Feb. 8.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:50:41 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson wants to wait to make a decision on who his closer will be this season. He doesn't want the closing candidates to overdo it this spring in order to try and impress the coaching staff.
Fantasy Tip: Addison Reed, whom the team traded for this winter, is expected to be the ninth-inning guy, but J.J. Putz and Brad Ziegler could have some say in the matter.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 02:06:31 -0800
The acquisition of CL Addison Reed from the Chicago White Sox does not mean the Arizona Diamondbacks are finished looking for pitching. Diamondbacks general manager Ken Towers said he will continue to look on the free agent market because a trade for a pitcher may be difficult.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:05:39 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired RP Addison Reed from the Chicago White Sox for 3B Matt Davidson.
Fantasy Tip: Reed is expected to be the team's closer next season. Owners should view Reed as a top-20 closer on draft boards.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:04:55 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks are close to acquiring RP Addison Reed from the Chicago White Sox for 3B Matt Davidson.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:46:48 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Addison Reed isn't expected to be available to pitch Friday, Aug. 23, and the team was saying the same thing about him Thursday, Aug. 22.
Fantasy Tip: Reed has pitched the last three days, so the White Sox are looking to give him a breather. Matt Lindstrom could be in line for a save if the situation presents itself tonight.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:30:26 -0700
Updating past reports, the Chicago White Sox are open to offers for CL Addison Reed now that it appears they are out of the American League Central hunt for 2013. The Detroit Tigers may be one rumored destination, but sources indicate the price for Reed will be bigger than it was for RP Matt Thornton.