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Offbeat Cubs reportedly closing in on trade for Brad Ziegler

09:11  31 july  2018
09:11  31 july  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Brad Ziegler is expected to be traded prior to the non-waiver deadline on Tuesday, and the Chicago Cubs are said to be close to acquiring him. Ziegler was an excellent reliever in the mid-to-early part of the decade, mostly with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

MLB trade rumors: Cubs closing in on deal for Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler . Written By E.Jay Zarett. The Cubs are closing in on a deal for the 38-year-old right hander, according to a report from MLB Network. The Red Sox, Astros and Indians are also reportedly interested in Ziegler .

a baseball player throwing a ball: Ziegler is another veteran that can shore up the bullpen. © Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports Ziegler is another veteran that can shore up the bullpen.

Brad Ziegler is expected to be traded prior to the non-waiver deadline on Tuesday, and the Chicago Cubs are said to be close to acquiring him.

MLB.com’s Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs are close to a deal for the reliever.

Ziegler was an excellent reliever in the mid-to-early part of the decade, mostly with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But the 38-year-old had a 4.79 ERA last season for Miami and has a 3.98 ERA this year.

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11:48pm: The Cubs are close to reaching agreement on a deal to bring veteran Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler to Wrigley, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com (via Twitter). The Cubs have been tied to a variety of names in recent weeks, including Ziegler .

11:48pm: The Cubs are close to reaching agreement on a deal to bring veteran Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler Marlins setup man Brad Ziegler is “likely to be moved soon,” tweets Heyman, who notes that the Frisaro reports that Miami’s NL East rival once again checked in on the club’s best trade asset

What must be attractive to the Cubs is that since some rocky outings early in the season, Ziegler has mostly been great. He has allowed just three runs in 29 innings since June.

The Cubs have been making additions to their entire pitching staff, adding Cole Hamels and Jesse Chavez in recent deals, and might not be done.

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