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• The D-backs would like to use Brad Ziegler less frequently in the second half of the season. The right-hander enters Saturday tied for the Major League lead in appearances with 49.

"Somebody else has to pick him up, he's gassed," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He doesn't bounce back like he used to and that's because we've used him too much. We've went to that well a lot. If we keep doing it like this, it's going to be too hard on him to be successful."

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• The D-backs would like to use Brad Ziegler less frequently in the second half of the season. The right-hander enters Saturday tied for the Major League lead in appearances with 49.

"Somebody else has to pick him up, he's gassed," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He doesn't bounce back like he used to and that's because we've used him too much. We've went to that well a lot. If we keep doing it like this, it's going to be too hard on him to be successful."

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• Following the All-Star break, the D-backs will work out in San Francisco on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. MST before taking on the Giants the following day.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

 

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