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Ziegler agrees to two-year extension with D-backs

Ziegler agrees to two-year extension with D-backs

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Ziegler agrees to two-year extension with D-backs

PHOENIX -- D-backs reliever Brad Ziegler has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with a club option for 2016.

Ziegler announced the move on Twitter.

Just agreed to an extension with the @Dbacks! Really excited to stay in Arizona for a couple more years, at least!

- Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler) December 20, 2013

According to a baseball source, he will receive salaries of $4.5 million in 2014 and $5 million in 2015. The club option is worth $5.5 million and there is a $1 million buyout attached, meaning he is guaranteed $10.5 million.

"Really excited to stay in Arizona for a couple more years, at least!" Ziegler tweeted.

Ziegler was originally acquired by the D-backs from the A's in a deal just before the 2011 Trade Deadline.

Last season, he took over the closer's role from J.J. Putz at the All-Star break. Ziegler wound up with 13 saves in 15 chances while compiling a 2.22 ERA.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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