J.J. Putz was introduced to reporters today at Citi Field.
Putz later was as a guest on WFAN, which you can listen to here.
When asked by WFAN whether it will be difficult serving as a set-up man to Francisco Rodriguez, Putz said, “I just want to win, man. It’s gonna be fine. I’ve done it before, and Frankie is not a bad guy to have to set up.”
Putz said, of course, he prefers to be a closer, ‘but at the same time, winning is Priority No. 1, and if that means I have to pitch in the sixth or seventh inning some time, so be it.”
Putz says he loves the pressure, he knows New York is bigger, he’s excited for the pressure and can’t wait to feed off the fan’s energy in Citi Field, which, he says, ‘by the way, I saw earlier and it’s incredible.’
For more on Putz’s day in Citi Field, read Newsday.