D-backs give Putz an extension through 2014

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeJanuary 15, 2013


Closer J.J. Putz will remain with the Arizona Diamondbacks for at least two more seasons after agreeing to a one-year extension Monday.
Putz was already under contract for $6.5 million in 2013 after the team picked up his contract option. The new agreement gives him a $7 million salary for 2014.
The 35-year-old veteran earned 32 saves for the Diamondbacks last season, when he finished 1-5 with a 2.82 ERA in 57 appearances. He was stellar after the All-Star break, posting a 1.03 ERA.
Putz had a career-high 45 saves for Arizona in 2011.
Putz pitched for the Seattle Mariners from 2003-08 before spending one season apiece with the New York Mets and the Chicago White Sox. His only All-Star appearance came in 2007, when he had 40 saves for the Mariners.