Brad Ziegler

#29 RP / Miami Marlins / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 231 lb Age: 38 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Removed from closer role

      Brad Ziegler will no longer operate as the Miami Marlins' closer, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.Ziegler owns a 7.83 ERA as the Marlins' ninth-inning man this season and has allowed eight earned runs over his last five appearances. Manager Don Mattingly was noncommittal on Ziegler's role following his blown save Wednesday evening, but the skipper has now announced that the veteran will be used "differently" moving forward and will officially relinquish his closing duties. Mattingly failed to name Ziegler's replacement, but Kyle Barraclough seems to be the most likely candidate to take over the ninth-inning role.

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      Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Could surrender closing role

      Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly was noncommittal when asked if Brad Ziegler would retain closing duties after blowing a save in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Padres, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. "You want to get something dependable at the end of the game," Mattingly said, after Ziegler retired just one of five hitters he faced while giving up two runs (one earned) in the loss.The blown save was actually Ziegler's first in 10 opportunities this season, but his 0-5 record, 7.83 ERA and 1.74 WHIP are more reflective of how shaky he has been in key spots. As one of baseball's preeminent groundball pitchers throughout his decade-plus of service time in the big leagues, Ziegler is often reliant on opposing contact finding gloves, but that hasn't happened nearly often enough, as he maintains a career-worst .376 BABIP. It doesn't appear that bad luck alone is at the root of Ziegler's struggles, however, as he has also served up four home runs in 23 innings, surpassing his total (three) from the previous two seasons combined. It may not be until the Marlins' next save chance before it becomes apparent if Ziegler has been removed as closer, but Mattingly said that if a change is made, Kyle Barraclough would likely take over, with Drew Steckenrider being next in line, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

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      Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Takes fifth loss, blows first save Wednesday

      Brad Ziegler (0-5) recorded just one out before allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks to blow his first save and take the loss Wednesday against San Diego.It was only a matter of when the other shoe would drop for Ziegler, who doesn't miss bats and carried a 7.54 ERA into Wednesday's blown save, somehow his first in 10 chances. Ziegler has now allowed eight runs in his last five outings and the question now seems to be when, not if, his ineffectiveness will become too much for the Miami Marlins to continue using him as their closer.

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      Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Grabs ninth save Wednesday

      Brad Ziegler gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday's to pick up his ninth save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Mets.Despite his bloated 6.55 ERA and 1.41 WHIP, Ziegler has yet to blow a save this season. He's hardly been dominant, though, posting a 5:1 K:BB through 10 appearances (9.1 innings) in May, and if his shaky outings start coming in more crucial situations, Kyle Barraclough could still easily push Ziegler out of the closer role. It remains possible that he'll be targeted by a contender as a potential groundball specialist in the coming weeks.

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      Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Implodes in non-save situation

      Brad Ziegler retired two of the six batters he faced in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Braves, surrendering four runs on three hits and a walk.Since the Miami Marlins held a five-run lead entering the bottom of the ninth inning, Ziegler's implosion came in a non-save situation, but the meltdown nonetheless looses his already shaky hold on the closer job. After Ziegler was unable to record the final out, Marlins manager Don Mattingly turned to Tayron Guerrero to preserve a two-run lead, but the rookie fireballer allowed all four hitters he faced to reach base as the Braves walked off to a victory. Though Ziegler is officially 8-for-8 in save chances this season, he sports a 7.20 ERA and 1.50 WHIP across 20 innings and has already allowed more home runs (three) than he did in 2017 (one). Kyle Barraclough, who delivered a clean eighth inning Sunday, would likely get the first look at closer if the Marlins opt to make a change at the back of their bullpen.

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      Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Secures eighth save Friday

      Brad Ziegler allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Braves on Friday.Ziegler got Freddie Freeman to ground out, and then worked around a single by Nick Markakis by getting Tyler Flowers to ground into a game-ending double play. Ziegler has had scoreless outings in seven of his last nine appearances and is now 8-for-8 in save chances on the year. On April 25, the veteran reliever's ERA stood at 8.44, but he's now worked it down to 5.59. Ziegler is still giving up too many hits for comfort (24 hits in 19.1 innings), but he's also allowed just two walks on the year.

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      Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Picks up seventh save against Los Angeles

      Brad Ziegler allowed a hit but finished a scoreless ninth for his seventh save Wednesday against the Dodgers.Ziegler rarely makes it easy, as he hasn't recorded a 1-2-3 inning since April 30 against Philadelphia, but he is somehow 7-for-7 in save opportunities despite his 5.89 ERA. His blowups this season have occurred in non-save situations thus far, but don't expect Ziegler to stay that lucky for long.

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      Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Earns sixth save despite homer

      Brad Ziegler allowed a run on one hit in an inning of work, recording one strikeout en route to his sixth save of the season Tuesday against the Dodgers.Ziegler allowed a solo home run to Cody Bellinger, but he still enjoyed a two-run cushion and closed out the game without further incident. The veteran continues to see save opportunities -- he's recorded five in as many tries since April 24. Ziegler is still yet to blow a save opportunity and should continue to have the first crack at saves in the short term.

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      Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Notches fifth save Friday

      Brad Ziegler gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Friday against the Braves.Ziegler induced two groundouts to open the ninth, then gave up a single before getting Ozzie Albies to line out to end the game. He's allowed a run to score in just one of his last six outings, but still holds an unsightly 6.06 ERA. Nonetheless, he's 6-for-6 in save chances and has an excellent 12:2 K:BB in 16.1 innings. Those numbers are slightly undercut by the .300 batting average against, but he remains the first option for saves out of the Miami Marlins' bullpen.

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      Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Notches fourth save

      Brad Ziegler tossed 0.2 scoreless innings and struck out one as he picked up the save in Sunday's 8-5 victory over the Reds.Ziegler came in to retire the final two batters after the Reds pushed across two runs to begin the ninth inning. Although he's yet to blow a save, Ziegler is 0-3 with a 6.28 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 14.1 innings of work out of the bullpen. Despite a disastrous ERA, he hasn't allowed a run in his last four appearances, so it appears he's trending in the right direction.

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