"I am very excited to give back to the game that I love and have been fortunate to be a part of for 14 years. To be a part of such a great organization is a blessing. My family and I have been so grateful to be a part of the Arizona community. It is a dream come true to work alongside a great man like Derrick. There are not enough great things to say about this organization. I am forever thankful."
- J.J Putz
Every winter, the Diamondbacks field calls on catcher Miguel Montero. Of course they do. Production and durability from a left-handed hitter at a premium position never loses it value. This time, the D-backs appear more receptive than ever.
Former closer J.J. Putz is coming back to the D-backs. Not in a playing role this time, but rather as special assistant to team president and CEO Derrick Hall.
Spring training is still more than three months away, but new Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale wishes it were already here.
Former Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Will Harris has been claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros, azcentral sports' Nick Piecoro reported Monday. The 30-year-old right-hander recorded a 4.34 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched for the Diamondbacks in 2014.