Arizona Diamondbacks
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Name  Brad Ziegler
Born  10/10/1979
Height  6-4
Weight  205
Number  29
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/5/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler told azcentral sports that he will not return this season.
Insight: Ziegler had 29 holds and one save in 68 appearances this year before suffering a knee injury. He will likely need surgery but should be ready for spring training.
12/23/2013 4:09:00 PM
Description: The Diamondbacks inked closer Brad Ziegler to a two-year extension on Friday. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: He'll earn $4.5 million next season and another $5 million the following year. The deal includes a $5.5 million club option for 2016. Ziegler opened the year as a setup man but eventually became the team's closer when Heath Bell struggled. If Ziegler stays healthy, he should be good for 30+ saves in 2014.
7/22/2013 8:12:00 PM
Description: According to Jack Magruder of, Diamondbacks righthander Brad Ziegler will hold on to the closer's role until further notice.
Insight: Finally, they got it right. After experimenting with J.J. Putz, Heath Bell and a host of others, Ziegler has rightfully won the job that should have been his all along. He's been Arizona's most consistent reliever all season, collecting 11 holds and a 2.58 ERA in 51 appearances.
7/21/2013 8:42:00 PM
Description: Arizona reliever Brad Ziegler allowed two hits and one unearned run Sunday against the Giants, but he held on to pick up his fourth save.
Insight: Ziegler appears to be the Diamondbacks' closer right now. The team has turned to him in three of its last four save chances going back to before the All-Star break.
Hot7/8/2009 9:33:00 AM
Description: Ziegler came in for an inning of mop up relief and was flawless. He hasn't given up a run in his last nine appearances.
Insight: Ziegler lost his closer role fairly early in the season, but he has figured out things of late. He has a 3.13 ERA on the season, but his 1.47 WHIP is problematic. (
Steady6/23/2009 9:32:00 AM
Description: Ziegler earned a two-inning save on Monday. He worked two perfect innings against the Giants with four K's.
Insight: Zielger protected a three-run lead and stepped in for Andrew Bailey who had pitched in three of the last four games. No, he hasn't earned his closer spot back. (
Steady6/12/2009 9:56:00 AM
Description: Ziegler worked the eighth and ninth innings against the Twins to earn his first win of the season.
Insight: Although Ziegler has lost his closer job to Andrew Bailey, he still pitches some important innings. He has a 3.76 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. (
Hot3/31/2009 11:06:00 PM
Description: Ziegler will be the A's sole closer while Joey Devine recuperates from elbow pain.
Insight: Ziegler was excellent in his rookie season and took over the closer role for the A's toward the end of the season. He saved 11 games. Ziegler does have trouble getting lefties out. (
Hot3/8/2009 10:02:00 AM
Description: With Joey Devine being out with elbow soreness, Ziegler may inherit the full time closer position for the A's.
Insight: Ziegler notched 11 saves in his rookie season with the A's and compiled a 1.59 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 30 K's in 59.2 innings. After being called up on May 31, he did not allow a run until August 14. (