Jun 12 The Associated Press reports Seattle Mariners CL J.J. Putz (elbow) will not be used this weekend after he was diagnosed with a hyperextended elbow. He also had triceps tendon inflammation and an irritated ulnar nerve. The Mariners have decided against placing him on the 15-day disabled list for now. He will be re-evaluated Monday, June 16.
I'm still not convinced that Putz can stay off the DL. Not only has he been horrible
, but a "hyperextended elbow" doesn't sound good. And "irritated ulnar nerve" makes me think of Huston Street's constant 2007 problems. Josh Johnson, too. If the Ms were pressed for roster space, they probably would have DL'd him right away. Instead they keep pushing the decision a couple of days (first to today, now to Monday).