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Brad Ziegler | Relief Pitcher | #29

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (37) / 10/10/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 231
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri State
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / OAK
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Marlins placed RHP Brad Ziegler on the 10-day disabled list with a right back strain.
Ziegler had been on a nice roll in June before getting blown up for seven runs -- five earned -- over his last two appearances. Junichi Tazawa has been activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move. Jun 22 - 2:19 PM

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Brad Ziegler is unscored upon in his last eight appearances.

Ziegler has had a rough go of it in his first year in Miami after inking a two-year, $16 million deal, as his ERA still sits at 5.47 and WHIP at 1.63 even after the nice stretch. A.J. Ramos seems like a decent bet to be traded next month, but Ziegler might no longer be next in line for saves as he would've been coming into the year.
Jun 13 - 8:32 AM

Marlins signed RHP Brad Ziegler to a two-year, $16 million contract.

He can earn more through incentives. Ziegler is 37 but was as effective as ever in 2016, posting a 2.25 ERA for the Diamondbacks and Red Sox. He'll be used in a setup role ahead of A.J. Ramos in Miami but could potentially step into the ninth inning if Ramos scuffles.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 04:44:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Brad Ziegler has agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Marlins.

The deal is pending a physical. Ziegler also has the ability to earn more than $16 million based on incentives. There had been growing speculation that Ziegler was close to signing. He'll join Junichi Tazawa and Kyle Barraclough to form a formidable setup crew in front of closer A.J. Ramos.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 08:41:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports writes that Brad Ziegler could be the next free agent reliever to find a new home.

Ziegler is rumored to be looking for a three-year deal at about $8 million per year, but he might have to settle for a two-year deal in the neighborhood of $17 million, perhaps with an option attached. The 37-year-old doesn't put up a ton of strikeouts, but he saved 22 games with a 2.25 ERA in 2016 and saved 30 games with a 1.85 ERA in 2015.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 09:27:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation writes that the Marlins are still involved in the free agent relief market after missing out on Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman.

Cotillo names Brad Ziegler and Junichi Tazawa among the possibilities. Both pitchers have been linked to the Marlins previously and it's no surprise they are still searching for help after missing out on the big names in the market. Cotillo reported earlier in the day on Thursday that Ziegler is "sifting through multiple offers and could decide soon." The belief is that the 37-year-old could land a three-year deal or two years with an option.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 04:59:00 PM

A source told SB Nation's Chris Cotillo that free agent Brad Ziegler is "sifting through multiple offers and could decide soon."

Cotillo says he's expected to land a three-year deal or two years with an option -- fair length in this market for an established but 37-year-old setup man. Ziegler registered a cool 2.25 ERA in 68 innings this past season between Arizona and Boston, though it did come with an ugly 1.368 WHIP. There's said to be interest from nine of the 10 teams that made the playoffs in 2016, along with the Marlins.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Markets are "heating up" for free agent relievers Brad Ziegler and Neftali Feliz, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.

This is the next tier of available bullpen options, and an agreement could come quickly for both of these guys now that Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, and Mark Melancon are off the table. Brett Cecil too. Cotillo reported earlier this month that Ziegler has drawn interest from 10 teams, nine of which made the playoffs in 2016. Miami is also known to be intrigued. Feliz is drawing the same kind of attention from the same kind of clubs.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 10:29:00 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins are considering Brad Ziegler and Koji Uehara if they are unable to add Kenley Jansen or Aroldis Chapman.

The Marlins have thrown their hat into the ring for either Jansen or Chapman and are prepared to go either four or five years for $80 million or more, but they are keeping their options open in case the bidding gets out of control. Frisaro indicates that the Marlins could potentially a pair of proven relievers at a lesser cost, which is where Ziegler and Uehara come in. Both offer previous closing experience and would at least be in the mix to set up for A.J. Ramos. Of course, Jansen or Chapman would get the closer role if they end up signing with Miami.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:26:00 AM

A source told SB Nation's Chris Cotillo that free agent Brad Ziegler has drawn interest from nine of the 10 teams that made the playoffs in 2016.

That source is probably Ziegler's agent, but it's no surprise the veteran reliever is generating significant attention in this market after he registered a 2.25 ERA across 68 innings between the Diamondbacks and Red Sox in 2016. Mike Puma of the New York Post says the Mets are among the interested teams. There are also probably some non-contenders involved.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 01:24:00 PM

According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have "reached out" to free agent Brad Ziegler.

They've also touched base with Daniel Hudson. Those two were teammates on the Diamondbacks until Ziegler joined Boston at this year's trade deadline. Ziegler is also familiar with new D'backs' GM Mike Hazen, who held the same position in Boston this past season. The 37-year-old has reportedly drawn interest from a dozen teams and would be a nice consolation prize for clubs that miss out on top-tier closers like Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 11:33:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation hears from a source that about 12 teams are interested in free agent reliever Brad Ziegler.

Cotillo writes that Ziegler is "emerging as a strong Plan B" for teams who aren't willing to spend on the big-name relievers like Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, and even Mark Melancon. It's a logical sales pitch for his agent to make. Ziegler doesn't fit the mold of a dominant late-inning reliever, but he owns a 2.44 ERA in the majors and induces a ton of ground balls. He turned 37 last month.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 01:38:00 PM

Brad Ziegler held on Friday against the Rays for his 22nd save of the season.

Craig Kimbrel was unavailable after pitching the previous three days. Ziegler gave up a leadoff double to Evan Longoria, but he retired the next two batters before intentionally walking Corey Dickerson to pitch to Juniel Querecuto. The decision paid off, as Ziegler struck out Querecuto swinging to finish off Boston’s ninth straight victory.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:12:00 PM

Brad Ziegler (flu) will be available Saturday against the Athletics.

He's finally feeling good enough to pitch after battling the flu all week. The 36-year-old has recorded a solid 1.89 ERA in 20 appearances since joining the Red Sox in a midseason trade. He's been setting up for closer Craig Kimbrel.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 07:08:00 PM

Brad Ziegler (flu) remains unavailable Wednesday.

And he won't fly on the team charter to the West Coast after Wednesday's game, though the Red Sox are hoping he can make that trip on his own Friday. Ziegler has been fighting a bad case of the flu, so the Red Sox are keeping him away from their other players.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 11:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Justin Bour
2Tyler Moore
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3J.T. Riddle
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Edinson Volquez
3Dan Straily
4Jeff Locke
5Jose Urena
6Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Kyle Barraclough
3Brad Ziegler
4David Phelps
5Junichi Tazawa
6Dustin McGowan
7Nick Wittgren
8Jarlin Garcia
9Vance Worley