Brad Ziegler Announces MLB Retirement After 11 Seasons

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Bleacher Report—Relief pitcher Brad Ziegler has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball after 11 seasons. The 39-year-old made his intentions known with a message on Twitter about ...

Former A’s reliever Brad Ziegler retires. Brad Ziegler, who broke into the majors with the 2008 A's as a submarine-style relief pitcher, announced his retirement in a Twitter post Wednesday. Ziegler, who pitched for four teams, recalled his early days in the A's farm system, including when he was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of then-Giants prospect Fred Lewis. "I was laying in an ICU room with a skull fracture from a line drive, wondering if I'd ever play again - and in reality, just praying I'd be able to live a normal...