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Oakland A's Spring Training Q&A: Brad Ziegler

Since signing with the Oakland A's out of the Independent Leagues in 2004, Brad Ziegler has been one of the A's most successful minor league pitchers. A starter his first three seasons, Ziegler won at least nine games all three years. In 2007, Ziegler converted from a starter to a submarine reliever and won 12 games with a 2.41 ERA. We spoke with Ziegler from his first major league camp.

Going into the 2007 season, Brad Ziegler was somewhat of an unknown commodity. The right-hander had been a consistently solid starting pitcher in the A's chain since 2004. However, during the off-season before the 2007 campaign, the A's approached Ziegler about converting from an overhand throwing motion and a starting role to a submarine throwing motion and a relief role. Brad Ziegler is in his...

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