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Marlins bolster bullpen, officially sign Brad Ziegler to 2-year deal

MIAMI (AP) -- Right-hander Brad Ziegler's $16 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins has been finalized after he passed a physical.Ziegler reached an agreement last week on the deal, the latest involving the Marlins' bid to upgrade their bullpen. They also gave right-hander Junichi Tazawa a $12 million, two-year contract.Ziegler is a nine-year veteran with a career ERA...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Ziegler’s Change, Catchers at Coors, Saves, Milone, more

On Friday, shortly before it was reported that the low-arm-angle righty would be signing with the Marlins, Dave Cameron wrote that Brad Ziegler is a Freak. Not only does Miami’s new bullpen piece induce worm-killers with an 84-mph fastball, he gets hitters to swing at a high number of changeups below the zone. Ziegler doesn’t consider himself totally unique, but he does recognize...
Via Fangraphs
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Brad Ziegler Is a Freak

Relievers are the hot new thing, you might have heard. Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen got north of $80 million, plus opt-outs. Mark Melancon got $62 million, plus an opt-out. Mike Dunn got $19 million. Mike Dunn! Perhaps nothing says reliever inflation more than Mike Dunn getting $19 million. Or maybe that just says he signed with the Rockies, and the Rockies are weird. But Colorado...
Via Fangraphs
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Brad Ziegler’s Shaky Eighth Dooms Boston In 2-1 Loss To Blue Jays

BOSTON — The Red Sox certainly weren’t looking to send David Ortiz off the way they did Sunday. Boston dropped its final regular-season game to the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 after Red Sox reliever Brad Ziegler broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning. The Red Sox had gotten themselves back into the game in the half-inning before thanks to Hanley Ramirez’s 30th home run of the season...
Via NESN.com
October 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Teams stunned Red Sox were able to get Ziegler

The Boston Red Sox recently swung a trade for Arizona closer Brad Ziegler, and it reportedly caught a lot of teams off guard. According to Peter Gammons, while many teams knew Ziegler was available and were pursuing him, the Red Sox gave up much less than other teams were willing to. NL GM:"There are a half-dozen teams that were in on Brad Ziegler who couldn't understand why...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Brad Ziegler Hopes To Bring ‘Different Look’ To Red Sox’s Bullpen

If there’s one thing about Brad Ziegler, it’s that there’s no one else like him in the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen. The Red Sox acquired the relief pitcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospects Jose Almonte and Luis Alejandro Basabe early Saturday, and he’ll have to get right to work with closer Craig Kimbrel on the disabled list following surgery to repair a meniscus...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ziegler survives shot to the ribs

PHOENIX -- It hurt to walk, but Brad Ziegler could laugh about the line drive that hit him squarely in the rib cage Tuesday. "It's like getting punched really hard in the chest," Ziegler said after the D-backs' 5-4 victory over Detroit at Chase Field. "Walking, I feel it. The jarring makes everything kind of vibrate in the area. It makes it tender. Talking, laughing ... everybody...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers interested in Brad Ziegler, but can they get him?

If anything the last couple of games for the Tigers is a continued indication that they need bullpen help if they’re going to make a run at the World Series this year. With that in mind reports today surfaced that the team is interested in Arizona right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler… the only catch is he’s one of the players the D-Backs are said to be holding onto in the midst...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ziegler, D-backs pay another tribute to fallen Hot Shots

PHOENIX -- Brad Ziegler is as devoted in his giving as he is stingy with his earned runs, and he was at it again Friday morning. Ziegler and Diamondbacks president/CEO Derrick Hall dedicated the latest of the D-backs' youth baseball fields in Prescott on Friday as a lasting tribute to the memory of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots who perished in the Yarnell Hill wild fire last...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ziegler, D-backs agree to 2-year, $10.5M deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with Brad Ziegler by agreeing to a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the right-handed reliever. Ziegler revealed the agreement via Twitter, saying he's ''really excited to stay in Arizona for a couple more years, at least.'' Under the contract, the side-arm pitcher gets $4.5 million for 2014 and $5 million for 2015 with a $5...
Via Associated Press
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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