J.J. Putz Signs Two Year Deal With the Arizona Diamondbacks

A hole that the White Sox should have filled a while ago now became a bit bigger with the announcement of J.J. Putz signing a two year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Putz had a great rebound year with the White Sox after a terrible season with the New York Mets. Putz was 7-5 with 3 saves and a 2.83 ERA. The White Sox were looking to resign him, but also erred on the side of caution by offering him arbitration in case he went elsewhere. He would have been a great option for the closer role with Bobby Jenks now a thing of the past, but obviously that isn’t going to happen with Putz signing with Arizona.

It’s definitely a loss for the White Sox, but at least they don’t go home with nothing as they will receive a draft pick from the Diamondbacks.

Topics: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, J.J. Putz

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