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Putz placed on 15-day DL with dislocated pinkie

Putz placed on 15-day DL with dislocated pinkie

Putz placed on 15-day DL with dislocated pinkie

PHILADELPHIA -- The D-backs' bullpen took a hit on Friday night as veteran reliever J.J. Putz dislocated his right pinkie and is headed for the 15-day disabled list. The club recalled right-handed pitcher Chaz Roe from Triple-A Reno on Saturday.

Putz entered Friday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies in the seventh, and with two outs, Kevin Frandsen hit a ball back up the middle that Putz tried to barehand. The ball went to shortstop Cliff Pennington, who threw Frandsen out at first, but Putz suffered a laceration as well as a dislocation of his finger.

In 35 appearances this season, Putz is 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA and six saves in 11 opportunities. A trip to the 15-day DL earlier this season for an inflamed elbow came at a time the D-backs' bullpen was in flux, but the veteran closer had since settled into a role late in games as the bullpen solidified.

Michael Radano is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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