Ziegler, of course, had spent five years in the Minor Leagues prior to his callup on May 30, and burst onto the scene in his first 29 appearances.
To create the ballot, the editorial staff at MLB.com compiled a list of 15 relievers who have had outstanding regular seasons. The 10 finalists then were chosen from the list by a special Major League Baseball "yellow-ribbon" panel.Regardless of where Ziegler falls in the balloting, manager Bob Geren couldn't be happier with the performances he's received from a pitcher who never figured to be part of his bullpen this season. "He's had a great run for us," Geren said Tuesday. "I've talked about him so much, I'm running out of words. "That's an unbelievable record. When you come in for an inning, anything can happen. I think that record will hold up for a long time."
Shawn Shroyer is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.