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Putz avoids elbow surgery for now

Updated: May 10, 2013, 6:30 PM ET
By Stephania Bell

It isn't as bad as it could have been. At least not yet.

Arizona Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz is not immediately headed for any operative procedure, and if things go well, he's hopeful surgery won't be necessary. That, however, remains to be seen.

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According to the Arizona Republic, Putz is going to be shut down from throwing because of a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, a strained pronator and irritation of the ulnar nerve, as determined by MRI. The ...

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