Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler returning to Diamondbacks

Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler returning to Diamondbacks

In another trade, the Diamondbacks got left-handed reliever Jake Diekman from the Texas Rangers, a source confirmed to ESPN's Pedro Gomez.

In other trade news, left-hander Jake Diekman went from one clubhouse to the other in Arizona after being dealt by the Texas Rangers to the Diamondbacks just before the non-waiver trade deadline Tuesday.

Arizona will send pitcher Wei-Chieh Huang and a player to be named later to Texas in exchange. The club already has two lefties in the bullpen in Jorge De La Rosa and T.J. He is now at Double-A Jackson.

Huang has combined to post a 6-2 record with a 2.31 ERA (15 ER/58.1 IP) over 29 games/2 starts with Jackson (AA) and Visalia (High-A) in the Diamondbacks system in 2018.

Huang was the team's No. 22 prospect, per MLB Pipeline.

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Texas Rangers' South Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo has reached the 20-homer plateau for the sixth time in his career with a pair of blasts against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

He won't have to go far to join his new team as the Rangers are in Arizona for a two-game series with the D-backs. He had his best year in 2015 in Arizona, when he had 30 saves and a 1.85 ERA in 68 innings pitched. He's allowed 16 earned runs in 2018.

The Diamondbacks weren't done dealing after re-acquiring Brad Ziegler from the Marlins this morning.

Choo's first home run against the D-backs came in the fifth inning against starter Robbie Ray, a three-run blast that put the Rangers up 3-1. However, Choo homered on the first pitch he saw from Matt Andriese (3-5), and Jurickson Profar added an RBI single later in the seventh. Both relievers are scheduled to hit free agency after this season.

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