10DBrad Ziegler
RP MIA
2 days ago

Ziegler (back) was assigned Tuesday to the Marlins' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate to begin a rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ziegler has been sidelined for the past month with a lower-back strain, putting a damper on what had already been a porous season for the veteran reliever. The 37-year-old had turned in a 6.52 ERA and 1.83 WHIP over 29 innings prior to hitting the 10-day disabled list, but despite his struggles, it sounds like he could still be deployed in a setup role upon his return, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. He'll likely require multiple rehab appearances from in the minors before being activated, likely at some point in early August.

10DBrad Ziegler
RP MIA
1 month ago

Ziegler was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a back strain, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ziegler is coming off consecutive rough outings that saw him give up seven runs (five earned) over just 1.2 innings of work, so this could have something to do with it. After a strong start to the season, the 37-year-old has seen his ERA balloon to an unsightly 6.52 (across 29 innings). He'll be eligible to return July 1, though it's unclear if he'll need more than the minimum 10-day stay at this point. Junichi Tazawa was reinstated from the disabled list in a corresponding move.

10DBrad Ziegler
RP MIA
2 months ago

Ziegler has given up 16 runs (15 earned) across 8.2 innings during the month of May.

EDGE Analysis

After an April where he carried a 0.71 ERA and allowed only seven hits over 12.2 innings, Ziegler has completely unraveled. Ziegler's WHIP in May is a massive 3.11, in addition to his 15.58 ERA. Despite maintaining a GB/FB of 2.43 this season, it certainly looks as though the 37-year-old is running out of gas.

10DBrad Ziegler
RP MIA
3 months ago

Ziegler has allowed one run over seven innings with six strikeouts to begin the season.

EDGE Analysis

Ziegler's success this season isn't too surprising, since he posted a 1.85 ERA and a 2.25 ERA in 2015 and 2016, respectively. In 2017, the 37-year-old boasts a 1.29 ERA. If Ziegler's success continues, there is a chance he can see more action in the setup role, but for now he'll stay in more of a middle-relief role.

10DBrad Ziegler
RP MIA
5 months ago

Ziegler has yet to make a Grapefruit League appearance this spring as the Marlins attempt to keep NL East hitters from getting a good look at his submarine delivery, The Miami Herald reports. "It's only deceptive to someone that doesn't see it all the time," Ziegler said Thursday. "I'm coming to a new division, and I'm going to be facing new teams more than I ever have in the past, and I'm trying to keep that deception there as long as possible."

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever is still getting his work in against minor league hitters on the back diamonds, and Ziegler should eventually find his way into a Grapefruit League game or two, although not against a divisional foe. He's in line to be one of A.J. Ramos' set-up men in 2017, but Ziegler -- who racked up 52 saves over the last two seasons for the Diamondbacks and Red Sox -- could find his way into some ninth inning duty if Ramos falters.

10DBrad Ziegler
RP MIA
7 months ago

Ziegler agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Marlins on Friday, pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Marlins, after missing out on one of the elite closers on the free agent market, have now shelled out a combined $28 million over the past two days to bring in Ziegler and Junichi Tazawa. Ziegler split the 2016 season between Arizona and Boston, posting a 2.25 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 68 innings. The sidearmer boosted his K/9 rate back above 7.5 while maintaining a groundball rate over 63 percent. He's plenty capable of stepping into the closer role should A.J. Ramos falter.

10DBrad Ziegler
RP MIA
10 months ago

Ziegler closed out Friday night's 2-1 win, working his way around a leadoff double and an intentional walk to record his fourth save in an Boston uniform.

EDGE Analysis

Ziegler got the call in the ninth inning on a night when neither Craig Kimbrel nor Koji Uehara were available. He needed 21 pitches to get the job done, but held on to help Boston win its ninth straight.

10DBrad Ziegler
RP MIA
10 months ago

Ziegler figures to get the ball if a save situation arises Friday, as Craig Kimbrel is unavailable, the Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kimbrel has pitched in three straight games, making him unavailable Friday. According to MacPherson, it would be Ziegler who would get the ball in a save situation over Koji Uehara. This is a one night only chance to pick up a cheap save off the waiver wire, as Kimbrel will be available Saturday.

10DBrad Ziegler
RP MIA
11 months ago

Ziegler made his first appearance in 11 days, allowing a hit and striking out one in two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday night's win over San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

Ziegler, who had been out of action due to the flu, was well enough to pitch the last couple of days and eventually made it into a game. The right-hander will continue to be used in a setup role, but primarily against right-handed hitters.

10DBrad Ziegler
RP MIA
11 months ago

Ziegler was unavailable Tuesday as he is dealing with the flu, ESPN's Scott Lauber reports.

EDGE Analysis

He wasn't even in the building Tuesday, which was unfortunate for Boston, as Clay Buchholz came on in the eighth inning and lost the game against the Rays. Ziegler should be considered day-to-day in advance of Wednesday's game.