|Dec. 20 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET23:42 GMT7:42 CST4:42 PM MST6:42 PM EST7:12 PM VEN3:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with Brad Ziegler by agreeing to a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the right-handed reliever.
Analysis: The 34-year-old pitcher has spent the last two seasons with the Diamondbacks, going 14-2 with a 2.36 ERA. Last season, Ziegler inherited the closer's role due to injuries and struggles by others. He had a career-high 13 saves in 15 opportunities. Last season, he was 8-1 with a 2.22 ERA.
|Sep. 29 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET21:52 ET1:52 GMT9:52 CST6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST9:22 PM VEN5:52 UAE (+1)8:52 PM CT-Ziegler struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth, recording the save in Sunday's 3-2 win over Washington.
Analysis: Ziegler came up huge for fantasy owners down the stretch, going 4-0 while recording 13 saves in 15 chances and a 1.60 ERA in 33 appearances since July 4.