Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The Arizona Diamondbacks activated relief
pitcher J.J. Putz from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.
The Arizona closer had missed 46 games after landing on the disabled list
with a strained right elbow on May 8.
Heath Bell has filled in admirably in his absence, converting 13-of-15 save
opportunities over the stretch.
It is unclear if Putz will retain the closer's role going forward. In the 14
games he appeared in prior to the DL stint, Putz was 5-for-9 in save chances
with a 4.26 ERA.
Arizona cleared a spot on the roster by optioning pitcher Zeke Spruill to
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