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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