Athletics Avoid Arbitration With Brad Ziegler

The Athletics and Brad Ziegler have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.25MM, reports ESPN's Buster Olney (on Twitter). The reliever was eligible for arbitration for the first time.

Ziegler, 31, pitched to a 3.26 ERA with 6.1 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 60 2/3 innings last season. He famously started his career with a 39 1/3 inning scoreless streak, and in his three big league seasons he's limited right-handers to just a .230/.281/.284 batting line compared to .312/.419/.483 for lefties. 

Oakland still has five unsigned players up for arbitration according to our Arb Tracker: Conor Jackson, Craig Breslow, Dallas Braden, Josh Willingham, and Kevin Kouzmanoff.

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3 Comments on "Athletics Avoid Arbitration With Brad Ziegler"

4 years 7 months ago

It’s too bad he is already 31.

4 years 7 months ago

Braden might demand a lot due to the Perfect Game.

Willingham is a candidate for a multi-year deal.

Jackson should settle for a low amount.

Breslow is set for a good haul, while Kouzmanoff’s negotiation might be heated with all the rumors of trying to acquire a new 3B, and his offensive down year.

4 years 7 months ago

Just a wild guess on what they’ll settle on…

Conor Jackson – $3.25 million

Kevin Kouzmanoff – $3.6 million

Dallas Braden – $3.5 million (or 2-years/$8 million, possibly 3-years/$15 million)

Craig Breslow – $1.9 million

Josh Willingham – $5.75 million