Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:24:26 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks' closer competition this spring is likely to come down to RPs Addison Reed and J.J. Putz. RP Brad Ziegler was used as the closer last year because the need was there.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:58:02 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks have RPs Josh Collmenter, David Hernandez, J.J. Putz, Addison Reed, Joe Thatcher and Brad Ziegler appear to be locks for bullpen jobs, which might mean RP Will Harris is the odd man out. He has options remaining. RP Randall Delgado does not have options remaining, and that might mean Harris loses out in a numbers game.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:50:41 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson wants to wait to make a decision on who his closer will be this season. He doesn't want the closing candidates to overdo it this spring in order to try and impress the coaching staff.
Fantasy Tip: Addison Reed, whom the team traded for this winter, is expected to be the ninth-inning guy, but J.J. Putz and Brad Ziegler could have some say in the matter.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:48:02 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed RP Brad Ziegler to a two-year, $10.5 million extension Friday, Dec. 20. He'll make $4.5 million next year and $5 million in 2015 with a $5.5 million option for a third year with a $1 million buyout.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:54:12 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to discuss a long-term contract extension with OF Gerardo Parra in the offseason. The team could also make a multi-year offer to RP Brad Ziegler, who has a year of arbitration eligibility left. "I love it here," Parra said. "I don't want to listen now. I don't want to be talking about that when I play. After the season, maybe. It would be something good. I just want to play baseball and finish strong." Ziegler also said he's willing to listen to a long-term offer.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:49:00 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have suddenly made RP J.J. Putz available on the trade block.
Fantasy Tip: Trading Putz would bolster Brad Ziegler's status as the new closer in the desert, depending on whether the Snakes acquire another closer-worthy arm on the trade market.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:34:27 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler has been anointed the team's closer for now.
Fantasy Tip: Go ahead and scoop him up, but we look for J.J. Putz to get another opportunity eventually. Still, Ziegler has been getting outs, and that's all Kirk Gibson may wind up caring about, so there's a chance he can keep the gig.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:45:33 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Chris D. Johnson will make $2.287 million and RP Brad Ziegler will earn $3.15 million after they avoided salary arbitration Friday, Jan. 18.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:37:32 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with 3B Chris D. Johnson and RP Brad Ziegler Friday, Jan. 18, by agreeing to undisclosed one-year deals with both.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:56:51 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Chris D. Johnson, SP Ian Kennedy, OF Gerardo Parra, SS Cliff Pennington and RP's Tony Sipp and Brad Ziegler were among the 133 players to file salary arbitration this week. This is the first time Johnson, Kennedy, Parra, Sipp and Pennington have been eligible for arbitration. Ziegler has been eligible for arbitration the past two seasons, and last year avoided a hearing when he and the Diamondbacks settled on a one-year deal worth $1.795 million.