Diamondbacks and Brad Ziegler agree to one-year, $1.795M deal, avoiding arbitration

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According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors, the Diamondbacks and reliever Brad Ziegler avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year, $1.795 million contract.

Ziegler requested $1.945 million and was offered $1.46 million from the Diamondbacks when arbitration figures were exchanged last week, so the two sides agreed to a deal a little above the midpoint.

Ziegler, a second-time arbitration-eligible player, was acquired from the Athletics last July for Brandon Allen and left-hander Jordan Norberto. The 32-year-old right-hander earned $1.25 million in 2011 while posting a 2.16 ERA and 44/19 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings. The sidearmer remains under team control through 2014.