Arizona Diamondbacks
    Brad Ziegler
    Brad Ziegler
    #29 | Brad Ziegler
    Healthy
    Relief Pitcher | Arizona Diamondbacks
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 10/10/1979
    Height, Weight 6'4", 220 lbs
    From Pratt, KS
    Drafted 2004
    Salary $9,000,000
    Nationality United States USA
    2018 Season
    SV
    10
    29th
    WHIP
    1.30
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    ERA
    3.91
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 10/10/1979
    Height, Weight 6'4", 220 lbs
    From Pratt, KS
    Drafted 2004
    Salary $9,000,000
    Nationality United States USA
    RotowireOct 10, 9:34a ET

    News

    Ziegler announced his retirement from professional baseball Wednesday afternoon via his personal Twitter account.

    Impact

    Ziegler spent 11 years in the big leagues, dating back to his debut with Oakland in 2008. Over 717.1 innings throughout his career, he logged a 2.75 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 479 strikeouts and 105 saves. In his release, Ziegler stated, "The daily grind has taken its toll on my body. There were really tough times in the past two seasons when I wondered if I could physically continue doing what it would take to stay on the field, and even if I could continue to perform at the level I always had." Across a career-high 82 appearances split between Miami and Arizona this past season, he posted a 3.91 ERA with 50 strikeouts and 10 saves in 73.2 innings. He heads to retirement as the Diamondbacks' franchise leader in wins, innings pitched and appearances by a reliever.