The Arizona Diamondbacks haven't fully placed righty reliever Brad Ziegler on the trading block just yet, but that hasn't stopped multiple teams from inquiring about the veteran side-armer with a week to go until the MLB Trade Deadline.
"The Diamondbacks are receiving “lots of calls” on right-hander Brad Ziegler, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter)," MLB Trade Rumors' Steve Adams writes. "However, the D-Backs have told other clubs that they’d need to be overwhelmed to move Ziegler, who has transitioned seamlessly into the team’s closer role following Addison Reed‘s early struggles. As Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN tweets, the Twins are one team with interest in Ziegler."
Ziegler, 35, is currently in the midst of the best season of his lengthy MLB career. He's pitching to a stellar 1.08 ERA with an eye-popping ground-ball rate of over 69 percent in 41.2 innings pitched. He's also owed a pro-rated $5 million this year and a full $5.5 million -- a major bargain for his current level of production.
With that being said, he'd likely command a major premium on the market if the DBacks do decide to trade him.