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Will Diamondbacks trade J.J. Putz?

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09:54 AM ET 01.05 | Don't be surprised if the Diamondbacks trade right-hander J.J. Putz following their addition of former White Sox closer Addison Reed. Putz is signed for $7 million in 2014, and the D-backs most likely would be required to accept a comparable salary in return. Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, earning $6.5 million, could be one possibility, though it is not known whether Yankees ownership would part with Suzuki or how he would adjust to a backup role. Putz also could be part of a trade for a starter such as the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo if the D-backs fall short in other pursuits.

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January 5, 2014  10:17 AM ET

Not sure if the Yankees would part with Suzuki? Your kidding, they would personally deliver him to any teams doorstep.

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January 5, 2014  12:12 PM ET

If the D Backs lose out on Tanaka you could see Putz being moved for a starting pitcher.

January 5, 2014  01:57 PM ET

FOX news give it a rest...Ichiro is over the hill! Its time for him to go spend time with his family...

January 6, 2014  07:46 AM ET

Yankees would be a good place. Just throw another Putz onto their mess. ;-)

 
January 6, 2014  10:34 AM ET

A team looking for a closer would be much wiser to ante up some money for Fernando Rodney before throwing away $7M to acquire Putz.

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