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D-backs reportedly content with Brad Ziegler as closer

Brad Ziegler notched 30 saves in 32 opportunities in his first season as a full-time closer. Norm Hall Getty ImagesThe Arizona Diamondbacks have been linked to a pair of top closers this offseason, but it appears as though they'll likely be sticking with the closer they already have for 2016.According to The Arizona Republic, the D-backs front office is favoring keeping Ziegler in...
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Diamondbacks exercise options for Ziegler, Collmenter

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have exercised their options on Brad Ziegler and Josh Collmenter for next season. Ziegler will make $5.5 million with a $1 million buyout. Collmenter gets $1.85 million. He can decline the option and become arbitration eligible if the team gives him a tender offer by Dec. 2. The sidearm-throwing Ziegler (0-3) moved into the closer's role early...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ziegler injures himself in second-consecutive relief collapse

Brad Ziegler has been a solid back-end reliever for the Arizona Diamondbacks all season, but his past two outings have been quite a regression for the veteran reliever. A day after giving up three earned runs in the top of the 11th inning of the D-backs' 7-4 loss to the Oakland A's on Sunday, Ziegler was shellacked by the Colorado Rockies for four runs in the bottom of the ninth...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks trade rumors: Brad Ziegler

The Arizona Diamondbacks are receiving a lot of interest in closer Brad Ziegler. It’s a surprise that this didn’t come sooner, but perhaps it’s because the D’Backs looked like they were going to contend until their recent plummet. Now at 44-50, playoff chances look slim and the team needs to be prepared to sell the players who won’t contribute in the future. Brad Ziegler’s...
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ziegler unfazed by trade talk, line drive to ribs

PHOENIX -- Brad Ziegler had good cause to be distracted Wednesday. His name has been mentioned in trade talks this week, although there seems little chance he is going anywhere. And after being struck in the rib cage by a line drive Tuesday, he was unable to pitch in the final game of the Detroit series. He was still in some pain, but at least he could chuckle about it. He knows...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 23, 2014  |  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 AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ziegler signs multi-year contract extension with D-backs

PHOENIX -- Brad Ziegler, who held the bullpen together when the Diamondbacks turned to him as their closer last season, has agreed to a new contract, he said in a tweet Friday. Ziegler, who was in his fourth and final year of arbitration eligibility this winter, is to make $4.5 million in 2014 and $5 million in 2015. The D-backs have a $5.5 million option for 2016 with a $1 million...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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