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Diamondbacks pick up $6.5 million option of closer Putz

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The Arizona Diamondbacks picked up the $6.5 million contract option of closer J.J. Putz on Saturday, according to MLB.com.

If the team did not pick up the option, Putz would have been owed $1.5 million.

Putz saved 32 games in 37 opportunities this season with a 2.82 ERA.

After a slow start in which Putz had ERAs of 4.70 and 7.71 in April and May, he turned the corner in June with a 2.25 ERA and did not allow a run in July or August.
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