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DETROIT -- Zach Putnam, who was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation last Thursday, will probably need a Minor League injury rehab assignment before he returns to the White Sox.

"Probably a short one," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura.

Putnam has a 2.35 ERA and three saves over 33 games for the White Sox.

"It's going fine," said Ventura of Putnam's rehab work. "Most of it when they're with [White Sox head athletic trainer] Herm [Schneider] I let him do it.

"There haven't been any setbacks, I know that. I haven't seen him play catch yet. I don't pay attention to them when they're on the DL."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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