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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%: 43/37 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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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.


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler feels ready after minor-league outing


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler made his first appearance this spring in one inning of work during a minor-league game Wednesday.

It's all the same for Ziegler, who is recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee.

"It just felt really good just to get the first pitch out of the way," Ziegler said.

Ziegler, who struck out two batters, believes he's ready for Opening Day with Arizona, but he won't force anyone's hand to make it happen.

"I feel like I'm ready, but I don't want to rush it, either," he said. "Bottom line is, I feel like I'm going to be ready for Opening Day, so we [don't want to do] anything to jeopardize that."


Diamondbacks' Ziegler to throw one inning in minor-league game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler will see his first game action of the spring Wednesday, and he's scheduled to toss one inning in a minor-league game, MLB.com reports.

Ziegler was initially thought to be making his Cactus League debut Wednesday as he recovers from microfracture surgery on his left knee. He's expected to be ready for Opening Day if he doesn't encounter a setback.


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler to make spring debut Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler is slated to make his first appearance of spring training Wednesday, reports AZCentral.com.

Ziegler, who had microfracture surgery on his knee last September, has been working to get back on the mound before opening day. He has throw two live batting practices and worked on covering first base. He went 5-3 in 2014 with a 3.49 ERA in 67 innings pitched. 


Brad Ziegler ready to appear in game for Diamondbacks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Brad Ziegler threw to live hitters for the second time this spring, during a session at Diamondbacks' camp on Saturday. He also worked on covering first base on ground balls. 

Ziegler is recovering from microfracture knee surgery, and MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reported that the ground ball work was the last step before being declared ready to appear in games. 


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler faces hitters Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler faced hitters Thursday for the first time since undergoing microfracture knee surgery and came away thinking his session went well, MLB.com reports.

"I thought it went well," Ziegler said. "Biggest thing for me is having no pain in the knee and I didn't hurt anybody."

Ziegler is not yet ready to appear in game action but there remains hope he'll be ready to go by opening day.


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler becoming solid option out of the bullpen


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Diamondbacks veteran pitcher Brad Ziegler brings a strong presence to the bullpen in 2015. Manager Chip Hale said Saturday he thinks Ziegler will be a rock coming out of Arizona's bullpen, reports MLB.com.

"He's a guy who's closed. There aren't that many guys who have done it and have had success, and he has," Hale said. "So we always know there's a second guy if [Addison Reed] needs a day off or if Addison goes down. He's very important, and that's why those guys are very valuable in the league."


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler to face hitters soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler will face hitters soon, according to FoxSports.com.

Ziegler had microfracture surgery in September, and is working his way back. He threw a bullpen session on Friday, and should face hitters pretty soon. The 35-year-old is expected to open the year in the bullpen if healthy. 

Ziegler posted a 3.49 ERA over 67 innings last season. 


D-Backs' Brad Ziegler throws off mound for first time since surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler threw off the mound Tuesday for the first time since undergoing microfracture surgery in September, per MLB.com. Ziegler said the throwing session went well.