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NL West Notes: D'Backs' Ziegler racks up impressive saves streak, Dodger's Venable DFA'd

Here's what's happening around the National League West.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Overall, Arizona's Brad Ziegler has had a largely ordinary major league career ever since getting called up to the Oakland Athletics in 2008. However, Ziegler saved his best achievement for the twilight of his run in the majors.

Ziegler's run of 43 consecutive saves ended on Monday, but not before entering the record books. Ziegler's streak was the seventh-longest in major league history. For those who are curious, Eric Gagne has the record--the former Dodger converted 82 consecutive saves from 2002 to 2004.

Ziegler racked up a 0.59 ERA during the streak, piling up 30 strikeouts to just 11 walks. He's been a sign of encouragement for the Diamondbacks, who are on a nice run that has propelled them out of last-place talk.

Here's what else is happening around the National League West:

Veteran Will Venable is taking a step back for the Dodgers.

The Padres were finally able to open a calendar week with a win.

Can't get enough of Madison Bumgarner's bat? Good thing you can watch all his homers.

The Rockies' Jon Gray is not expected to miss any time following his recent arm fatigue.

They might have lacked a first-round pick, but the Giants still made a splash in this year's draft.

Dodgers prospect Frankie Montas has suffered a tough break in his journey to the majors.

There are some notable promotions within the Diamondbacks' minor league system.

Will Fernando Rodney hit the trading block come July?