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29 Brad Ziegler RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/218 | Birthdate: 10/10/1979 | Birthplace: Pratt, KS | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: Southwest Missouri State | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,150,000 | Owned/Started%: 56/43 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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D-Backs RP Brad Ziegler receives loss Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler could not record the final three outs in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Rockies.

Ziegler entered in the ninth inning with a 4-1 lead, but he allowed four runs on four hits over 2/3 innings. He also struck out one and walked one. His ERA increased to 2.48.

After the game, Ziegler revealed he suffered an ankle injury during the appearance and will receive treatment Tuesday, reports MLB.com.


Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler pounded by Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler was due for a dud. And duds often occur in non-save situations.

Ziegler arrived in a tie game Sunday against Oakland and left with a 7-4 deficit. He gave up three runs on six hits in just one inning.

He loaded the bases in the 10th, but slithered out of the jam with a double play and groundout. He had no such fortune in the 11th, when three two-out singles and a hit-by-pitch resulted in his second loss of the season.

His ERA still sits at a fine 1.88.


Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler notches 24th save


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler recorded his 24th save of the season on Friday against the Athletics.

Ziegler finished the last 2/3 of the ninth inning after David Hernandez allowed two runs to let Oakland back in the game. He has a solid 1.46 ERA this year.


Diamonbacks' Brad Ziegler gets 23rd save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/21/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler worked another perfect ninth inning, as he preserved the 6-3 win over the Reds on Friday. With that, Ziegler recorded his 23rd save of the season.

Ziegler has tossed six straight scoreless outings, as he continues to be a pleasant surprise for the D-Backs this season.


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler makes quick work of Reds for 22nd save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/20/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler needed just eight pitches to retire the Reds in order in the ninth inning, preserving the 5-4 victory on Thursday. Ziegler picked up his 22nd save of the season, and has converted 20 consecutive chances. 

D-Backs SP Brad Ziegler earns save Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler closed the door on the Pirates to earn his 21st save of the season during Monday's 4-1 win.

Ziegler walked one batter before recording the final three outs. He has converted 21 of his 23 save chances this season.


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler saves 20th


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler pitched a scoreless ninth against Cincinnati on Friday to earn his 20th save of the season. 

Ziegler has converted 18 consecutive save opportunities. 

Ziegler has five scoreless outings in his last six games. 


Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler records two-out save on Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler was called upon to get a two-out save in Monday's 6-4 win over the Nationals. The ninth inning began with the D-Backs leading 6-0, but the Nationals tacked on four runs before Ziegler entered the game.

Ziegler retired both men to face him, recording his 19th save of the season. He has a 1.17 ERA on the year.


Brad Ziegler earns 18th save for Diamondbacks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out one, to save his 18th game of the season. 

Ziegler has converted 16 straight save opportunities. He has 17 scoreless outings in his last 18. 


Closer Brad Ziegler nails another one shut for Diamondbacks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler didn't make things nearly as interesting Sunday as he did Saturday, when he loaded the bases before clinching a victory over Milwaukee.

He was summoned again, this time with a 3-0 lead. He retired the first two batters before issuing a walk. But he did not allow the tying run to stride to the plate. He struck the dangerous Carlos Gomez to notch his 17th save and lower his ERA to 1.21.


Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler shuts door after loading bases


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) Perhaps Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler simply wanted to heighten the suspense in front of the home crowd Saturday night.

Whatever it was, he certainly put a scare into all in attendance, including Arizona starter Rubby De La Rosa, whose victory hung in the balance when Ziegler loaded the bases in the ninth with two out against Milwaukee.

Two singles and walk indeed put the tying run in scoring position, but Ziegler fanned Gerrardo Parra on four pitches to nail down his 16th save.

Ziegler, who has been lights-out in his role, has lowered his ERA to 1.24. He has given up just one run since June 3.


Report: D-Backs RP Brad Ziegler generating lots of interest


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2015) The Diamondbacks have received numerous inquiries on the availability of pitcher Brad Ziegler, reports ESPN.com.

With Ziegler possessing a 1.08 ERA over 41 2/3 innings, the Diamondbacks are hesitant to part with the right hander.


Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler earns save Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler closed the door on the Marlins earn his 15th save of the season during Monday's 3-1 win.

Ziegler came in during the eighth inning and recorded the final five outs to notch the save. He walked one and struck out two during the appearance.

Ziegler has converted 15 of his 17 save opportunities with a 1.08 ERA this season.


Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler records 14th save of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler closed out the ninth inning and recorded his 14th save of the year on Wednesday against the Rangers.

Ziegler needed just seven pitches to close out the 7-4 victory for his team.

Ziegler has an impressive 1.18 ERA in 38 innings of work this season.


Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler earns save Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler tossed a perfect ninth inning to record his 13th save of the season during Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers. He also struck out one during the appearance.

Ziegler has converted 13 of his 15 save opportunities this season.


Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler perfect in non-save situation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) A three-run Diamondbacks eighth inning wrecked a save opportunity for closer Brad Ziegler, but he didn't perform like he was affected by it Saturday night.

Ziegler retired Colorado in order in the ninth. His sinker was working - all three were groundouts.

He has been pretty much lights-out over the last month. He has not allowed a run over 11 innings during that time and has recorded eight saves.


D-Backs P Brad Ziegler earns save, strikes out two


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler picked up his 12th save of the season in Sunday afternoon's 6-4 victory over the Padres. 

Ziegler pitched the ninth inning and struck out two batters while walking one. He did not surrender a hit. Ziegler now has an ERA of 1.41 this season. 


D-Backs P Brad Ziegler gets 11th save of year


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler picked up his 11th save of the season in Wednesday night's 8-7 win over the Rockies. 

Ziegler pitched the ninth inning and didn't allow a hit. He recorded one strikeout and didn't walk a batter. Ziegler now has a 1.45 ERA this season. 


Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler nails down 10th save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Making his 500th career appearance, Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler worked a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the 4-2 win over the Padres on Friday. Ziegler successfully picked up his 10th save of the season, working around a walk and a hit, while striking out a batter.

The right-hander is 10-for-12 in save chances this year, but has been solid this month. He's allowed one run in seven appearances in June.


Diamondbacks P Brad Ziegler posts ninth save of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler recorded his ninth save of the season in Wednesday night's 3-2 win over the Angels. 

Ziegler has been incredibly effective as the Diamondbacks' closer. Ziegler has notched saves in six consecutive appearances. Against the Angels, Ziegler allowed one hit but that was all. He now has a 1.55 ERA for the season. 


Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler earns eighth save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Brad Ziegler continues to be effective in the closer role for the Diamondbacks, as the sidewinder picked up his eighth save of the season in Arizona's win Saturday.

Ziegler allowed one hit but that was it, as he recorded his fifth-straight save. He recorded three ground-ball outs to end the game, the third straight outing in which he has gotten all the batters he's faced out via grounders. 

Ziegler is not the traditional closer type - for example, he hasn't struck out a batter since May 22, nine appearances ago - but his unorthodox delivery is tough for hitters to pick up. 


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler notches seventh save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler tossed a perfect ninth inning to nail down his seventh save of the season in Friday's 1-0 victory over the Giants. 

Ziegler is now 6-for-7 in save chances since taking over the closer's role in mid-May. 


Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler records sixth save of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler recorded hsi sixth save of the season in his team's 2-1 win over the Mets on Saturday.

Ziegler entered the game in the ninth inning and despite allowing a hit, it only took him nine pitches to shut out the Mets.

Ziegler (0-1) has a 1.73 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 26 innings this season.


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler escapes rough outing with a save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler escaped a rough outing with the save Wednesday afternoon against the Braves.

Ziegler surrendered a solo home run to A.J. Pierzynski with two outs in the ninth inning to cut Arizona's lead to one run. Ziegler forced Andrelton Simmons to ground out for the final out of the game. He was charged with one run on one hit over one inning of work. He has converted 5 of 7 save chances, with a 1.80 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP and 14:8 K:BB ratio over 25 innings.


Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler earns fourth save of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler entered the ninth inning with a one-run lead and he did not surrender a run to earn his fourth save of the season during Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Braves.

Ziegler only allowed one hit during the final frame. He is now 4 for 6 in save opportunities this season with a 1.50 ERA.