Ziegler will be the Marlins' closer going into spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Although a lot can change between now and Opening Day, it's apparent that Ziegler will have the inside track at landing the ninth-inning role. During the 2017 season, he appeared in 53 games, posting a 4.79 ERA -- but just a 3.77 FIP -- and 1.55 WHIP, and he converted 10 save opportunities following the departure of AJ Ramos in late July. Battling Ziegler for the job will be Kyle Barraclough and Drew Steckenrider, both of whom got chances in later innings last September.

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