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Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler records five-out save

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:30:01 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler recorded a five-out save Monday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Ziegler threw 40 pitches in the game, so it's highly unlikely he'll be able to throw Tuesday, and maybe Wednesday. Dan Hudson could figure into a save chance. If you're in daily waivers leagues and you're desperate, look for him. Ziegler has been amazing with a 1.08 ERA and 15 saves in 17 chances. He's a solid second reliever to own.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Zach Buchanan

Diamondbacks | Addison Reed to see save chances?

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:37:51 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed has settled down since being demoted from the closer's role in mid-May, and he could start to see occasional save chances alongside RP Brad Ziegler, ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin speculates.

Fantasy Tip: You should speculate on Reed, too, if someone dumped him in your league and you're in need of saves. Ziegler has done a respectable job in the ninth but doesn't have the typical dominant stuff that a closer possesses. Handcuffing the two is the ideal situation to be in.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin

Diamondbacks | Addison Reed nearing closer gig

Sat, 30 May 2015 13:40:20 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed is moving closer to supplanting RP Brad Ziegler in the closer role. Manager Chip Hale said he would be looking closely at the matchups.

Fantasy Tip: Reed is still a volatile closing option, but he'll need to be owned universally where saves are a factor.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Nick Piecoro

Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler hit hard

Fri, 29 May 2015 22:01:11 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler has allowed three hits, two earned runs and two walks in 1 2/3 innings over his last two appearances, converting one of his two save opportunities.

Fantasy Tip: The closer situation in Arizona is shaky, and Ziegler could lose chances to Addison or Enrique Burgos if he doesn't right the ship. Needless to say, you can't count on any of Arizona's relievers to provide you saves for the long haul.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler the main closer for now

Wed, 20 May 2015 10:41:40 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler is the team's main ninth-inning option with RP Addison Reed demoted from the closer's role, even though RP Enrique Burgos picked up the save Monday, May 18, according to manager Chip Hale. "I would say the number one guy right now for us to close a game is (Brad) Ziegler," Hale said. Ziegler has 33 career saves, while Burgos' first came Monday. However, Hale also made it sound as though Ziegler won't exclusively be pitching in the ninth. "In the long run, is Addison going to be our closer? Hopefully. Is Burgos going to be the closer? He has an opportunity to be with his stuff, but the experience is not there yet," Hale said.

Fantasy Tip: This situation is obviously fluid. If you're searching for saves, Ziegler should be your first choice, but Burgos deserves to be owned in NL-only and deep mixed leagues, at least. Purging Reed from your roster in shallow mixed leagues right now wouldn't be crazy. Know that the back end of Arizona's bullpen could be disappointing to count on for fantasy owners, though.

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Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler may close games

Fri, 15 May 2015 14:31:59 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler is a candidate to close games for the time being, but manager Chip Hale said the team may still need Ziegler to pitch before the ninth inning.

Fantasy Tip: Ziegler appears to be the most likely candidate to receive the first save opportunity. He currently has a 1.26 ERA and has struck out six batters in 14 1/3 innings. Owners looking for saves should consider picking Ziegler up if he is available.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Nick Piecoro

Diamondbacks | Arizona not making closer switch just yet

Thu, 14 May 2015 10:54:58 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed allowed a game-winning grand slam to the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 13, but manager Chip Hale was non-committal and didn't suggest that a change to the team's closer's role was coming. "Let's give it a day or so," Hale said when asked if there is consideration for taking Reed out of the ninth inning. "Every time somebody doesn't perform, they are either going to be taken out of the rotation or they are going to get sent down? You know what I mean? Come on, man. It's a 162-game season." Reed is only 2-for-4 in save chances this year, and he has allowed runs in four of his last six outings, allowing eight runs in seven innings. His ERA has ballooned to 7.20 after giving up four runs Wednesday, and his WHIP stands at 1.90. RP Brad Ziegler has 33 career saves and was 13-for-15 in save chances at the All-Star break in 2013. Ziegler has a 1.26 ERA this year and has allowed just one run in 15 setup outings. RP Enrique Burgos throws in the high-90s and could have the stuff to be a closer.

Fantasy Tip: Because of Reed's track record as a closer in previous seasons, he's earned a little more leash. The fact that Arizona doesn't have any slam-dunk relief options to replace him also has played into it. If you own Reed, though, you have to be very worried. Benching him for now is the best course of action. If you're speculating for saves or want to handcuff Reed, Ziegler should be your first target, closely followed by Randall Delgado. Avoiding this situation in the desert entirely may be the best play, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSportsArizona.com - Jack Magruder

Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler hopes to be ready for opener

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:52:23 -0800

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler (knee) said his rehab from microfracture surgery is going well and hopes to be ready for opening day or soon after. Ziegler will not be able to throw off a mound when spring training begins but hopes to take part in some of the drills.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Steve Gilbert

Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler needed microfracture surgery

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:11:50 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler (knee) needed microfracture surgery on his left knee Tuesday, Sept. 9, and he'll be out longer than originally scheduled.

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Diamondbacks | Brad Ziegler surgery update

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:59:37 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler (knee) underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee Tuesday, Sept. 9, and is facing a longer rehab than anticipated. Ziegler was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery, but the doctors found more damage in the knee.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press