If there’s one thing about Brad Ziegler, it’s that there’s no one else like him in the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen.
The Red Sox acquired the relief pitcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospects Jose Almonte and Luis Alejandro Basabe early Saturday, and he’ll have to get right to work with closer Craig Kimbrel on the disabled list following surgery to repair a meniscus tear. And while Ziegler couldn’t get to Boston in time for Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, he told reporters Sunday that he hopes his submarine-style pitching brings something different to the Red Sox’s ‘pen.
“Hopefully a little different look,” Ziegler said. “I’m probably a lot different than everybody else down there. But just a lot of experience, and hopefully help out some young guys here and there, and pitch some tough innings here and there, and just do what I can to help this team win.”
Hear more from Ziegler on “Red Sox First Pitch” in the video above.
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Thumbnail photo via Apr 24, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports