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Updated Jan 25, 2012 - 12:52 pm

D-backs, Ziegler agree to terms

According to numerous reports, the Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration and agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler.

The deal is reported to be worth just under $1.8 million.

The veteran was acquired by the Diamondbacks from the Oakland Athletics last July in exchange for 1B/OF Brandon Allen and lefty reliever Jordan Norberto.

In 23 regular season appearances out of the Arizona bullpen, Ziegler posted a 1.74 ERA in 20.2 innings of work.

Unfortunately, the 32-year-old is better remembered for his part in a disastrous 6th inning meltdown against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of the NLDS. Ziegler pitched to seven batters after replacing starter Daniel Hudson, allowing 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks and one balk. He also committed an error during that frame.

Ziegler was originally a 20th round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2003 out of Missouri State University. He hooked on with Oakland in 2004 after being released by Philadelphia in March of 2004. He's made 246 relief appearances in his career, going 11-13 with a 2.43 ERA in 252 innings of work.


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