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Relief pitcher J.J. Putz has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Arizona Diamondbacks through 2014, the team announced Monday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks said Saturday they closed the deal to keep J.J. Putz in their bullpen for another season.
Manager Kirk Gibson and General Manager Kevin Towers could be with the Diamondbacks through 2016, after Arizona gave them contract extensions.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday named Arizona front-office executive Jerry Dipoto as their new general manager.
Former San Diego Padres general manager Kevin Towers was given the same position with the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday.
Jed Hoyer became general manager of the San Diego Padres Monday, the team announced.
The San Diego Padres have hired Red Sox executive Jed Hoyer to be their new general manager, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Saturday.
The San Diego Padres have fired General Manager Kevin Towers and are looking outside the organization for a replacement, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Juan Uribe's solo homer touched off a six-run seventh inning Friday that lifted San Francisco to a 7-2 victory over San Diego.
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