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Zach Putnam | Relief Pitcher | #57

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (0) / CLE
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White Sox activated RHP Zach Putnam from the 60-day disabled list.
Putnam had Tommy John surgery in late June, so he'll be going back on the 60-day disabled list come March. If all goes well, he'll rejoin the team's bullpen after the All-Star break next year. Nov 2 - 4:16 PM

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White Sox transferred RHP Zach Putnam from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move allows the return of Carlos Rodon. Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery last week.
Jun 28 - 1:10 PM

Zach Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery last week.

Putnam had surgery last August to remove a bone fragment from his elbow and he landed back on the DL in April with more elbow issues. He'll miss 12-18 months after going under the knife this time, so Putnam won't be an option for the White Sox until late 2018, at the earliest.
Jun 26 - 5:20 PM

Zach Putnam (elbow) is not currently throwing.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn added that note to an update on fellow reliever Nate Jones, who is currently in shutdown mode himself. "Putnam is also having a little bit of trouble becoming pain-free," Hahn said. "But he is climbing right now, and we hope this weekend to have him back progressing on a throwing program again." The right-hander probably won't be an option for the White Sox before mid-July.
Jun 14 - 12:56 PM

Zach Putnam (elbow) has been cleared to resume playing catch.

Putnam has been sidelined since April 25 due to inflammation in his right elbow. Now that the setup man has been cleared to resume throwing, a concrete timetable for his return should become more clear. Prior to going down injured, the 29-year-old right-hander held a strong 1.04 ERA in 8 2/3 innings.
May 10 - 5:14 PM

Zach Putnam (elbow) will have a checkup with team doctors on Wednesday.

If his elbow is showing signs of progress, the 29-year-old setup man could be cleared to resume throwing. Putnam has been on the disabled list since April 25 with right elbow inflammation.
May 9 - 4:56 PM

White Sox placed RHP Zach Putnam on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Putnam needed surgery on that elbow last August after battling discomfort for much of the 2016 season, and this could bring another extended absence. The 29-year-old setup man was sporting a 1.04 ERA through 8 2/3 innings this year out of the White Sox bullpen.
Apr 25 - 4:14 PM

Zach Putnam left Saturday's game against the Indians with right elbow tenderness.

Putnam has pitched brilliantly this year (1.04 ERA in seven appearances) and would be a big loss for the White Sox's bullpen. Luckily, he's being classified as day-to-day.
Apr 22 - 10:25 PM

White Sox and RHP Zach Putnam avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.12 million contract.

It's the reliever's second year of arbitration eligibility. Putnam boasts a career 3.33 ERA and will be ready for spring training following August elbow surgery.
Jan 13 - 4:08 PM

Zach Putnam underwent surgery on Thursday to remove a bone fragment in his elbow.

The surgery will end the 2016 season for Putnam. The 29-year-old right-hander was excellent in his limited action, compiling a 2.30 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 30/11 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 08:39:00 PM

Zach Putnam will see a doctor after suffering a setback with his elbow.

Putnam threw 25-30 pitches off a mound on Tuesday, but obviously his elbow didn't respond well. He could be looking at second-ending surgery to remove bone spurs.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Zack Putnam (elbow) threw 25-30 pitches off a mound Tuesday with good intensity.

"If I wake up and it’s super swollen up and super stiff, it’s going to be a problem," Putnam said, somewhat ominously, after the workout. "We’ll evaluate it then." The right-hander was diagnosed last month with ulnar neuritis in his pitching elbow, a condition that will eventually require surgery. He is hoping to return to the White Sox bullpen for the stretch run and postpone the procedure until the offseason.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:02:00 PM

Zach Putnam (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound Saturday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Putnam was diagnosed last month with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow -- something that will eventually require surgery -- but he's hoping to pitch out of the White Sox bullpen down the stretch. And then undergo the procedure in the offseason. Saturday's mound workout will be the first big test of that plan.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Zach Putnam (elbow) played catch from 60 feet on Friday and Saturday.

He'll take the day off Sunday before playing catch again Monday. Putnam is dealing with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow but is attempting to avoid surgery.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Zach Putnam (elbow) has not resigned himself to surgery yet.

Putnam is fighting through ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. An eventual surgery could be in the cards, but for the time being, the White Sox and Putnam do not feel they have reached that bridge. At the very least, he shouldn't be expected to contribute to the White Sox bullpen before the All-Star Break.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 06:59:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2Casey Gillaspie
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
2Nick Delmonico
LF1Leury Garcia
CF1Adam Engel
2Alen Hanson
3Charlie Tilson
4Luis Alexander Basabe
5Micker Adolfo
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Willy Garcia
3Eloy Jimenez
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Reynaldo Lopez
4Lucas Giolito
5Carson Fulmer
6Dylan Covey
7Ian Clarkin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Juan Minaya
2Jake Petricka
3Gregory Infante
4Aaron Bummer
5Mike Pelfrey
6Danny Farquhar
7Al Alburquerque
8Jace Fry
9Nate Jones
10Zach Putnam
11Thyago Vieira