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Ziegler 'godsend' to ailing Red Sox bullpen

Down two closers already, the Red Sox at least have the luxury of yet another save specialist lurking in their bullpen. And Brad Ziegler pounced on his first save opportunity with his new team Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, closing out an 8-7 win over the Twins with a 12-pitch ninth inning that included two strikeouts and no baserunners.
13 hours ago

D'Backs Find Themselves Defending Trade Of Ziegler

An odd firestorm has broken out over the trade that sent now-closer Brad Ziegler to Boston. As Jon Heyman of points out, a few teams are charging that they offered Arizona better prospect packages for Ziegler than the Red Sox (who sent Jose Almonte and Luis Alejandro Basabe westward). There are even anonymous charges that Arizona honcho Tony LaRussa engineered...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago

Brad Ziegler named Red Sox closer with injuries

Despite being bitten by the injury bug, the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen still is in a pretty good position. Interim closer Koji Uehara was the latest to hit the disabled list on Wednesday after exiting Tuesday’s game having thrown just seven pitches with a right pectoral strain. He joined All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and trusted reliever Junichi Tazawa. In their sted, Sox manager...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Teams stunned Red Sox were able to get Ziegler

The Boston Red Sox recently swung a trade for Arizona closer Brad Ziegler, and it reportedly caught a lot of teams off guard. According to Peter Gammons, while many teams knew Ziegler was available and were pursuing him, the Red Sox gave up much less than other teams were willing to. NL GM:"There are a half-dozen teams that were in on Brad Ziegler who couldn't understand why...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron on the Horror, the Horror

Episode 666 Dave Cameron is the managing editor of FanGraphs. During this edition of FanGraphs Audio he examines Boston’s recent trades for Aaron Hill and Brad Ziegler, whether it’s another case of Dave Dombrowski overpaying with prospects for present help; discusses his trade-value series and the challenges of evaluating players (like Jake Lamb) whose current production deviates...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: the bullpen gets deeper

On Saturday July 10, the Boston Red Sox acquired relief pitcher Brad Ziegler. The sidearm hurler spent the past six seasons of his nine year career with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 36 year old began with the Oakland Athletics organization. Ziegler has posted a 2.49 ERA over the course of 571 appearances on major league mounds. So far this season, he is 2-3 with 2.82 ERA in 36 appearances...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Ziegler Hopes To Bring ‘Different Look’ To Red Sox’s Bullpen

If there’s one thing about Brad Ziegler, it’s that there’s no one else like him in the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen. The Red Sox acquired the relief pitcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospects Jose Almonte and Luis Alejandro Basabe early Saturday, and he’ll have to get right to work with closer Craig Kimbrel on the disabled list following surgery to repair a meniscus...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kimbrel to miss 3-6 weeks, undergo surgery on torn left meniscus

BOSTON — The injury bug has bitten the Red Sox again, this time in the back end of the bullpen. All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. He will undergo surgery Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital and is expected to miss three to six weeks. Per manager John Farrell, Kimbrel suffered the injury...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs ship Ziegler to Red Sox for two minor leaguers

SAN FRANCISCO -- With their once-promising season continuing to go in the wrong direction and contract negotiations with Brad Ziegler at an apparent impasse, the Arizona Diamondbacks have chosen to move on without their longtime closer.Ziegler, who owns the club record of 43 consecutive saves, was sent to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a pair of minor league prospects in a deal...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks trade closer Ziegler to Red Sox for 2 prospects

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded closer Brad Ziegler to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for two minor league prospects. The deal was announced late Friday night after the Diamondbacks' 6-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Ziegler, who owns Arizona's club record of 43 consecutive saves, is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season. Diamondbacks...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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