Zach Putnam

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Zach Putnam
Chicago White Sox – No. 57
Born: (1987-07-03) July 3, 1987 (age 27)
Rochester, Michigan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 2011 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 6-4
Earned run average 3.21
Strikeouts 59
Saves 6

Steven Zachary Putnam (born July 3, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).

He attended the University of Michigan, where he played for the Michigan Wolverines baseball team. Putnam was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent the next four seasons in the Indians' minor league system: 2008 with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 2009 with the Kinston Indians and Akron Aeros, 2010 with the Aeros and Columbus Clippers, and 2011 with the Clippers. In 2011, Putnam had a 6-3 record and a 3.65 ERA in 44 games.

Putnam was a September call-up, and made his major league debut on September 13, 2011. In 2011 for the Indians, Putnam went 1-1 with a 6.41 ERA in 8 games. Putnam was traded to the Colorado Rockies on January 20, 2012 in exchange for Kevin Slowey. Putnam spent most of 2012 with Triple-A Colorado Springs, but did pitch in 2 games with the Rockies.

The Chicago Cubs claimed Putnam off waivers from the Rockies on November 2, 2012.[1] He was outrighted off the roster on October 9, 2013 after appearing in five games for the team; he instead spent ost of the season with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox in November 2013. On April 17, 2014, Putnam's contract was purchased, and he was placed on Chicago's 25-man roster; he spent most of the season on the White Sox roster.


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