Elbow tendinitis lands J.J. Putz on DL

Updated: July 1, 2011, 9:07 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks placed closer J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list Friday with right elbow tendinitis after the right-hander struggled in recent appearances.

The move with Putz is retroactive to Wednesday. Following through on what manager Kirk Gibson announced after Wednesday night's loss to the Cleveland Indians, the Diamondbacks also released third baseman Melvin Mora. Right-handed reliever Sam Demel was activated from the disabled list and veteran infielder Sean ...

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