PHOENIX – Reliever Brad Ziegler is returning to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pushing for the playoffs, the Diamondbacks reacquired the 38-year-old sidearmer just before Tuesday's trade deadline from the Miami Marlins for minor league pitcher Tommy Eveld.
Ziegler, an Odessa High School graduate and former Oak Grove Post 379 American Legion player, returned to his former team, pitched for Arizona from 2011 through 2016, compiling a 21-11 record and a 2.49 ERA with 62 saves. He is 1-5 this season with 10 saves and a 3.98 ERA. Since June 5, he is tied for second among major league relievers with a 0.64 ERA. The sidewinder's ERA was 7.88 on June 1, but since then he has allowed two runs in 28 innings.
Ziegler recently was named to the Diamondbacks' 20th anniversary team. Arizona assumes the $2,951,613 remaining of Ziegler's $9 million salary.
To make room for Ziegler, the Diamondbacks shifted right-hander Shelby Miller to the 60-day disabled list.