Mariners Place Closer J.J. Putz On DL
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed All-Star closer J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list with a ribcage injury, putting Seattle’s season of high expectations off to a rocky start.
Putz, who converted 40 of 42 save opportunities last season, blew one Tuesday night by allowing a go-ahead home run to Texas’ Josh Hamilton in the top of the ninth inning.
He felt discomfort on a pitch to the batter before Hamilton, Michael Young, and then had an MRI exam after the game. It revealed a mild inflammation where the cartilage attaches to a rib on his right side.
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