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#Cubs claimed RHP Zach Putnam off waivers from #Rockies. Putnam is 19-12 w/ 26 SV, 3.90 ERA, 270 K & 94 BB over 295.2 IP in 171 MiLB games.
Pen guy. Useful. "@bleed_cub_blue: @keithlaw thoughts on the Putnam kid the @Cubs just claimed??"
From the Bleachernation article:
Putnam was the prospect the Rockies landed when they dealt Kevin Slowey (who was a non-tender candidate at the time, if I remember correctly) to the Indians before the 2012 season. Back in 2011, Putnam was a top 20 prospect for the Indians, and was considered a top 10 prospect for the Rockies this year, before falling back into the 15 to 20 range after a mediocre season.
http://www.bleachernation.com/2012/11/0 ... m-rockies/