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

Ziegler was a stalwart in the Sacramento pen in 07

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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