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Name:Luke Putkonen
Hometown:Marietta, GA
High School:Walton
Born:May 10, 1986 (32)
Notes:Baseball
Detroit Tigers release reliever Luke Putkonen
Luke Putkonen entered camp with a chance to crack the Detroit Tigers' opening day roster. Now, he's out of a job. Putkonen has been released,...

Luke Putkonen may be cleared to pitch this season
Tigers long reliever Luke Putkonen still has a chance to be ready to pitch by season's end, according to head athletic trainer Kevin Rand. "He's...

Detroit Tigers' Luke Putkonen is just happy to pitch in
For the record, Luke Putkonen doesn't really care. As long as he's pitching in the big leagues and helping the Tigers win, he's not sweating...

Detroit Tigers recall Luke Putkonen
In the midst of a tight pennant race, the Detroit Tigers have used the expanded September rosters to add a reliever from their farm system...

Luke Putkonen recalled by Detroit
Remember Luke Putkonen? He's back. The Detroit Tigers placed ailing right-hander Octavio Dotel on the disabled list on Tuesday, while also announcing the return of...

Luke Putkonen called up by Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers optioned pitcher Thad Weber to Triple-A Toledo this morning and will call up right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen. The move was made, in...

Luke Putkonen will make first pro playoff start in must-win game
Luke Putkonen pitched on the grandest stage in college baseball while playing for UNC. As a sophomore, he started for the Tar Heels in the...

Seniors Form Baseball's Backbone
With this senior class playing for a third-straight trip to the College World Series, numbers do not accurately reflect its importance to this program. Eight...

Cary Super Regional: Who has the edge?
Developing elite pitchers has become a tradition for North Carolina. Most recently, Andrew Miller, Daniel Bard, Luke Putkonen and Robert Woodard blossomed into premier pitchers...

CWS: Saturday's Pitching Preview
Freshman Alex White has struggled mightily in the postseason, but just like Robert Woodard and Luke Putkonen have done, White is due for a big...


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