Three weeks after his stint on the disabled list, closer J.J. Putz is feeling good, and he believes the work he's putting in with the training staff will pay dividends the rest of the season.

It's already evident that his body is responding better now than it was before he missed three weeks with elbow tendinitis. Twice he's pitched three days in a row, something he did just once pre-DL time - and which played a part in irritating his elbow in the first place.

He said he's putting in extra time with Ken Crenshaw and the rest of the Diamondbacks training staff.

"Ken has had me on a pretty strict routine as far as (scapulas), shoulders, elbows and forearm," Putz said. "We've been sticking to a pretty strict routine so I feel like I'm bouncing back better. The two times I've gone three in a row since I've been back, I feel like stuff-wise I bounced back good."