Mets place Putz on 15-day DL

Updated: June 5, 2009, 6:41 PM ET
Assocoiated Press

WASHINGTON -- New York Mets reliever J.J. Putz will have surgery to remove a bone spur and pieces of bone from the back of his right elbow and is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks.

Putz was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday. The surgery on his pitching elbow is scheduled for Tuesday.

Picked up in the offseason to lock down the eighth inning ahead of new closer Francisco Rodriguez, Putz is just 1-4 with a 5.22 ERA and two saves for the Mets. He has allowed eight runs and nine hits ...

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