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JJ Putz: Likely Done With Mets

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 16:  J.J. Putz #22 of the New York Mets celebrates after he struck out Fred Lewis #14 of the San Francisco Giants to end the game at AT&T Park on May 16, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  The Mets won 9-6.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Eli GreenspanSenior Analyst IJune 6, 2009
Mets relief pitcher, J.J. Putz, is scheduled to have elbow surgery, and will be out for 10-12 weeks. Putz, who is 1-4 with a 5.22 ERA in 29 games, has not made a successful transition to the set-up role. 
"If you look at the way I was pitching, I wasn't really getting out in front and letting loose," he said. "I knew it was going to hurt. Mechanically, I was trying to make an adjustment to protect it from hurting. At the same time, I had zero stuff when I went out on the mound."
The Mets hold a one million dollar buyout on Putz's 8.6 million dollar club option, which could be exercised with the emergence of Bobby Parnell. 

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