Brad Ziegler RP ARI 29 Days
Brad Ziegler owns a 2.61 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over 24 appearances.
The former 20th-round pick hasn't received much attention since he blew onto the scene as a rookie in 2008 (finishing eighth on that season's Rookie of the Year balloting), but he hasn't slowed down much. The right-handed specialist has posted a career 2.45 ERA over 347 appearances, which makes him a good bullpen piece in deeper formats, even if he had more saves in that rookie season (11) than he's had since (eight).
Brad Ziegler RP ARI 5 Months
Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with RHP Brad Ziegler by agreeing to a one-year contract.
Financials of the deal aren't known. Ziegler, who was in his second year of arbitration, posted a 2.49 ERA out of the pen in 2012 in his first full year with the D'Backs. He'll be used as a right-handed specialist again in 2013.
Brad Ziegler RP ARI Jan 24 '12
The Diamondbacks and RHP Brad Ziegler avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.795 million contract.
Ziegler requested $1.945 million and was offered $1.46 million from the Diamondbacks when arbitration figures were exchanged last week, so the two sides settled just north of the midpoint. The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 2.16 ERA and 44/19 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings last season between Arizona and Oakland. He remains under team control through 2014.
Brad Ziegler RP ARI Jan 18 '12
Brad Ziegler requested $1.945 million and was offered $1.46 million from the Diamondbacks when arbitration figures were exchanged Tuesday.
Ziegler, who is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter, had a 2.16 ERA and 44/19 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings last season. The two sides should be able to settle somewhere in the middle.
Brad Ziegler RP ARI Oct 03 '11
Brad Ziegler self-destructed in Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Brewers, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks without retiring a batter.
Arizona acquired Ziegler two months ago, and he's been masterful ever since, posting a 1.74 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 20 2/3 innings for the Diamondbacks. That was before Sunday. In fairness, one batter reached base on an error, while one of the walks was intentional. But there's no escaping this performance, which was the first playoff appearance of his career.
Brad Ziegler RP ARI Jul 31 '11
Diamondbacks acquired RHP Brad Ziegler from the Athletics for 1B-OF Brandon Allen and LHP Jordan Norberto.
J.J. Putz and David Hernandez have been a late-inning solid tandem, but the acquisition of Ziegler provides Kirk Gibson with another reliable option. The 31-year-old has a 2.39 ERA and 29/13 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings this season. He's making $1.25 million in 2011 and remains under team control through 2014. One wonders if parting with Allen means Paul Goldschmidt is on his way to the big leagues.
Brad Ziegler RP ARI Jul 31 '11
ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Diamondbacks are interested in Brad Ziegler.
Olney reported earlier that Arizona was talking to the A's about Grant Balfour, but it appears they were unable to find a fit there and are moving on to a different member of the Oakland bullpen. Ziegler has held right-handed batters to a .198 batting average this season.