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Brad Ziegler
ERA S K
2.17 22 58
Team: BostonHt / Wt: 6-4 / 220 NFBC ADP: 204.36
Position: RPBorn: 10/10/1979 Birthplace: Pratt, Kansas
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Athletics (2004)


Latest News
Aug. 27 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET22:55 ET2:55 GMT10:55 7:55 PM MST9:55 PM EST10:25 PM VEN6:55 UAE (+1)9:55 PM CT-Ziegler continues to be a quality addition to Boston's bullpen, working another scoreless inning Saturday in an 8-3 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Ziegler is unscored upon in his last eight appearances, allowing six hits over 7 2/3 innings with four walks and 10 strikeouts. He is 1-3 with three saves and a 1.89 ERA in 20 games since joining the Red Sox.
July 28 11:19 AM PT12:19 PM MT1:19 PM CT2:19 PM ET14:19 ET18:19 GMT2:19 11:19 AM MST1:19 PM EST1:49 PM VEN22:19 UAE1:19 PM CT-Ziegler took the loss for the second straight day Thursday when Hanley Ramirez's throwing error to the plate on a bases-loaded grounder allowed two runs to score, giving the Angels a stunning 2-1 walkoff win over the Red Sox.
Analysis: Ziegler has allowed one earned run in 7 1/3 innings since he was acquired from Arizona on July 9. The veteran side-armer's brief time as the Red Sox's closer should soon be coming to an end with Craig Kimbrel slated to be activated from the DL next week.
July 24 4:47 PM PT5:47 PM MT6:47 PM CT7:47 PM ET19:47 ET23:47 GMT7:47 4:47 PM MST6:47 PM EST7:17 PM VEN3:47 UAE (+1)6:47 PM CT-Ziegler earned his first save with the Red Sox, pitching a perfect ninth with two strikeouts Sunday in an 8-7 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Ziegler, now the team's closer with Craig Kimbrel and Koji Uehara out with injuries, has allowed one hit over six scoreless innings with no walks and six strikeouts in six games since joining the Red Sox.
July 9 10:55 PM PT11:55 PM MT12:55 AM CT1:55 AM ET1:55 ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST1:25 AM VEN9:55 UAE12:55 AM CT-Arizona traded Ziegler to Boston on Friday for right-handed pitcher Jose Almonte and infielder Luis Alejandro Basabe.
Analysis: Ziegler is 2-3 with a 2.82 ERA and 18 saves in 20 opportunities this season. Red Sox manager John Farrell says Ziegler will share the closing duties with Koji Uehara since All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel has landed on the DL.
June 29 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET1:32 ET5:32 GMT13:32 10:32 PM MST12:32 AM EST1:02 AM VEN9:32 UAE12:32 AM CT-Ziegler suffered a blown save Tuesday when he allowed two runs in the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Phillies.
Analysis: Both of Ziegler's blow saves have come in his last three chances.
June 20 5:06 PM PT6:06 PM MT7:06 PM CT8:06 PM ET20:06 ET0:06 GMT8:06 5:06 PM MST7:06 PM EST7:36 PM VEN4:06 UAE (+1)7:06 PM CT-Ziegler converted his 15th save in as many chance in Monday's 3-1 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: He's converted 43 consecutive save opportunities - seventh-best all-time. Grant Balfour is sixth on the list with 44 straight saves.

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