Diamondbacks targeting Oakland reliever?

Jul 29, 2011, 10:33 PM | Updated: 11:55 pm

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks are believed to be buyers before the MLB trade deadline hits on Sunday.

The team is searching for pitching help and a new name has emerged.

The D-backs are rumored to be talking to the Oakland Athletics about reliever Brad Ziegler.

Dbacks still focusing for relief help have spoken to the Oakland A’s about righthander Brad Ziegler (3-2, 2.43 ERA).less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Ziegler has proven to be a reliable reliever over his three-year career compiling a 2.50 ERA.

If the D-backs could land Ziegler it would greatly help to improve their bullpen.

However, for the D-backs to get Ziegler, they would probably have to part with a good prospect or two which is something they are not believed to be willing to do.

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