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Brad Ziegler’s Road to Fenway

The Red Sox season has been a season filled with great surprises. Mookie Betts has had a breakout year and is in MVP contention, Xander Bogaerts continues to establish himself as one of the best hitters in the league, and David Ortiz is having perhaps the best farewell season ever. These players will rightfully grab all the headlines, but there is one veteran player who deserves...
Via RedSoxLife
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ziegler escapes jam vs D'backs; Red Sox win 6-3

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox reliever Brad Ziegler got his first matchup against his former teammates in a tight spot - bases loaded and nobody out in the eighth inning. Ten pitches and three strikeouts later, he walked back to the dugout with a three-run lead intact. ''I was doing what I could just to stay relaxed and calm on the mound,'' Ziegler said after Boston beat the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliever Brad Ziegler Has Been ‘A Godsend’ For Red Sox, John Farrell Says

BOSTON — There hasn’t been much stability in the Red Sox’s pitching staff this season, but they managed to find a little bit in the Southwest. The Red Sox acquired reliever Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 8 for minor league right-hander Jose Almonte and infielder Luis Alejandro Basabe, and so far, the 36-year-old submariner has lit a spark under Boston...
July 25, 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...
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

D-backs ship Ziegler to Red Sox for two minor leaguers

SAN FRANCISCO -- With their once-promising season continuing to go in the wrong direction and contract negotiations with Brad Ziegler at an apparent impasse, the Arizona Diamondbacks have chosen to move on without their longtime closer.Ziegler, who owns the club record of 43 consecutive saves, was sent to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a pair of minor league prospects in a deal...
Via Associated Press
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Brad Ziegler Traded To Red Sox From D-Backs, Provides Needed Bullpen Help

The Boston Red Sox addressed their sudden need for bullpen help late Friday night, acquiring sidewinding reliever Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league right-hander Jose Almonte and minor league infielder Luis Alejandro Basabe. Ziegler gives the Red Sox experienced insurance should injuries to closer Craig Kimbrel and setup man Junichi Tazawa linger...
July 09, 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

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