Marlins demote closer Ziegler, turn to Barraclough

Marlins manager Don Mattingly gave his struggling closer the hook and will turn to Kyle Barraclough in late-game situations until further notice.

Brad Ziegler blew his first save of the season for Miami on Wednesday, but the loss pushed his record this season to 0-5 with a 7.83 ERA. The 38-year-old said Wednesday he was unable to come up with answers for his performance.

“It’s pretty empty. It’s a lot of self-examination, questioning, what in the world is going on?,” he said. “It’s frustrating to just be in this spot again.”

Barraclough, 28, is 0-2 with one save, two blown saves and a 1.48 ERA in 25 appearances.

–Field Level Media