Brad Ziegler dealt to Diamondbacks

Updated: July 31, 2011, 10:44 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired right-handed reliever Brad Ziegler from the Oakland Athletics on Sunday for a pair of young players, boosting their bullpen for a playoff push.

The 31-year-old Ziegler is 3-2 with a 2.39 ERA and one save in 43 appearances and 37 2/3 innings. He will join an Arizona team hoping to challenge the World Series champion Giants in the NL West race. The surprising Diamondbacks entered Sunday three games behind San Francisco.

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