Putz, Ziegler, Justin Bieber go viral together
JUN 15, 2012 8:08p ET
Putz, who claims he is not a fan of Bieber, first thought of taking the card home to his 7-year-old twin daughters. With encouragement from teammates, however, Putz is considering auctioning the card off, with the proceeds to go to the foundations of bullpen mates Ziegler and Craig Breslow.
Ziegler supports the US military and their families through his Pastime for Patriots foundation. Breslow has raised about $1.4 million through his Strike 3 Foundation to heighten awareness, mobilize support and raise funding for childhood cancer research.
"That would be cool," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said of a possible donation.
Putz was unavailable for comment while working on a draft of a press release on the team plane Thursday, but nothing has been finalized. Ziegler and Breslow can only imagine the boost that would bring.
"At this point, I think we both realize that value that every dollar donated could have. So when we get a potential large donation, your eyes kind of light up. Man, we can do so much with this," Ziegler said.
Breslow was asked if he is a Bieber fan.
"I will be," he said.