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J.J. Putz: Diamondbacks Pick Up 2013 Option

Update: Putz's 2013 option was picked up by the Diamondbacks on Saturday, the team's official site reports.

Recommendation: Putz turned in another strong season and increased his strikeout rate from 2011. The option is for $6.5 million. Arizona would have had to pay a $1.5 million buyout had it rejected the option, so a net $5 million paycheck for a closer who posted 32 saves last season is a decent deal.

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