Putz close to having bullpen session

Putz close to having bullpen session

NEW YORK -- Manager Kirk Gibson said that reliever J.J. Putz is close to having his first bullpen session since going on the 15-day disabled list on May 17 with tightness in his right forearm, though he is not sure when Putz will return.

"We'll start building him back up," Gibson said. "I think with situations like that, you try to make sure that inflammation doesn't build up. The demands of being here with us are, you have to throw back-to-back days. We're trying to prepare for that."

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