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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%: 50/43 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Brad Ziegler earns 18th save for Diamondbacks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:52 am ET) 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.


Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler gives up a run, gets third save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) After blowing a save opportunity on Wednesday, Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler got a chance to redeem himself on Friday against the Brewers. And, despite allowing a run in the bottom of the ninth, Ziegler managed to close out the 7-5 victory and pick up his third save of the season.


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler blows save, takes loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler was saddled with his second blown save and first loss of the season on Wednesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning in his team's 4-3 loss to the Cardinals.

Ziegler entered the ninth inning looking to protect a one-run lead but opened the frame by serving up a game-tying home run. He gave up a single before recording the first out of the inning, then walked two batters (one intentionally) to bring up Jhonny Peralta. The shortstop grounded into a fielder's choice, with the lead runner getting thrown out at home, but a throwing error by the catcher trying to record a double play brought the winning run home.

Ziegler owns a 1.25 ERA and 14:8 K:BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings.


Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler notches second save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Ziegler worked a nearly perfect ninth inning in Arizona's 4-3 win on Sunday over the Cubs, earning his second save of the season. 

Ziegler made quick workof the first two hitters of the inning, needing just four pitches. After allowing a single to Starlin Castro, Ziegler finished things off by forcing Miguel Montero to pop out to left field. Ziegler now owns a 0.86 ERA in 21 innings of work.


D-Backs' Hale chooses Brad Ziegler to close out game Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale went to reliever Brad Ziegler in the ninth inning Thursday against the Marlins. Ziegler was able to preserve a one-run lead, picking up his first save this season during a 7-6 win.

Ziegler, who has 34 career saves, struck out Giancarlo Stanton to lead off the bottom of the ninth. Martin Prado then flied out to center before Ziegler finished off the inning with a strike out of Christian Yelich. He needed just nine pitches (eight strikes) to retire the side.

Hale leaned on Ziegler and Enrique Burgos to close out games against the Marlins. Burgos recorded saves Monday and Tuesday before Ziegler earned the save Thursday.


D-Backs ready to go with Enrique Burgos in closer's role?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) After recording his second save in as many days Tuesday against the Marlins, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale stopped short of naming Enrique Burgos the team's new closer. However, Hale is definitely pleased by the recent results.

"It's going to make it harder on us now in the ninth," Hale said, per The Arizona Republic. "We have more guys who can pitch in the ninth. It's fantastic."

Hale opted to pitch Burgos in the ninth Tuesday since Brad Ziegler was unavailable after throwing two innings Monday. 

"I love it," Burgos said of closing games. "I just like the adrenaline going on, the pressure. Everybody's watching you. I think it's a good feeling."

When asked if he will continue to use Burgos in the closer's role, a smiling Hale said, "We'll see. We'll see what the matchups look like."


Hale: Addison Reed out for now as Diamondbacks closer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Right-hander Addison Reed has both Diamondbacks saves this season. Who will get the third is anybody's guess.

Chip Hale has bounced Reed from the closer role, though he anticipates reinstating him once he finds his groove, per azcentral.com. He added that veteran submariner Brad Ziegler could be an option unless he is needed earlier in a game, which indicates that the current plan is closer-by-committee.

Reed has struggled throughout the year. He has allowed eight runs on 15 hits in 10 innings pitched. The last straw was Wednesday, when he blew a save by giving up four runs on three hits in one inning against Washington.


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler proving durable after knee surgery


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler has shown his strength early on in 2015. The veteran pitcher has tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts so far this season, drawing the attention of manager Chip Hale, reports AZCentral.com.

"He's pitched great," Hale said. "He's come in innings and got out of them. He's started innings and finished them. So he's been very impressive."

Ziegler underwent microfracture surgery last September on his left knee and has been able to perform well despite having a limited spring training.

"I've felt all right," he said. "I feel like they've done a pretty good job of managing my workload knowing that I'm not 100 percent. I probably won't be all season, but it's not a matter of managing pain. It's more a matter of, do I have the strength to hold up? I'm still doing my rehab, still working as hard as I can, trying to be out there as often as they want me."


D-Backs' Brad Ziegler makes Cactus League debut


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/22/2015) Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler, coming off microfracture surgery on his knee, made his first appearance of the Cactus League season Sunday, tossing one inning of relief against the Rockies. 

Ziegler allowed a leadoff home run to Corey Dickerson, but completed the rest of the frame without allowing any further damage.