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Brandon Kintzler | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 191
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Brewers placed RHP Brandon Kintzler on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis.
It had been reported that he would be designated for assignment to make room for Jean Segura to rejoin the roster, but it appears they have skirted the roster issue for the time being. Look for him to return at some point in mid-to-late June. May 29 - 7:22 PM

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Brewers designated RHP Brandon Kintzler for assignment.

It's the second time in the last month that he's been designated for assignment. Kintzler has allowed six runs -- five earned -- over seven relief innings in the majors this season.
May 29 - 2:24 PM

Brewers recalled RHP Brandon Kintzler from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The 30-year-old right-hander owns a 6.35 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 5/1 K/BB ratio over 5 2/3 innings at Triple-A this season. He'll add an extra arm in middle relief for the Brewers.
May 7 - 7:28 PM

Brewers sent RHP Brandon Kintzler outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Kintzler was designated for assignment by the Brewers earlier this week to clear a 40-man roster spot for infielder Elian Herrera. The 30-year-old right-hander passed through waivers unclaimed and will remain in the Brewers organization as relief depth.
Apr 23 - 1:35 PM

Brewers designated RHP Brandon Kintzler for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Elian Herrera on the 40-man roster. Kintzler, 30, was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs after failing to make the Opening Day roster out of spring training. He owns a 3.26 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in the majors and might draw some interest on waivers.
Apr 21 - 1:10 PM

Brandon Kintzler has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list with a nail avulsion of his right middle finger.

That basically means that he tore the nail off, which can obviously cause great discomfort for a pitcher. Kintzler should be back in the Colorado Springs bullpen in a couple of weeks and the right-hander is likely to make it up to Milwaukee at some point in 2015.
Apr 11 - 5:13 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Brandon Kintzler to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as Kintzler holds a 2.93 ERA over 135 relief appearances the last two seasons with the Brewers. He's struggled this spring (6.48 ERA), though, and the Brewers have decided to go in another direction. Chris Perez should now have a good chance to make the team.
Mar 29 - 2:37 PM

Brewers and RHP Brandon Kintzler avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

He'll make $1.075 million guaranteed, with $60,000 more possible in incentives. Kintzler posted a 3.24 ERA but struck out just 31 over 58 1/3 relief innings in 2014. He pitched through a knee injury before having surgery after the season to repair his left patella tendon.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:32:00 PM

Brandon Kintzler will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair his left patella tendon.

Kintzler noted that he's actually been pitching through pain in the knee for nearly two years. It's not clear how long he'll need to rehab, but he'll be fine for spring training.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Brewers activated RHP Brandon Kintzler from the 15-day disabled list.

Kintzler wound up missing the minimum 15 days with a mild strain of his right rotator cuff. He posted an impressive 2.69 ERA and 1.065 WHIP in 77 innings of relief last season for Milwaukee, and will be an important part of the Brewers' bullpen going forward in 2014.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Brandon Kintzler (shoulder) threw a bullpen session with high intensity Monday and said afterwards that it went "great."

Kintzler will next throw a simulated game Wednesday, and if that goes well he'll be activated from the DL on Friday. The reliever will help set up for K-Rod once ready.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Brewers placed RHP Brandon Kintzler on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right rotator cuff.

It's an injury that could keep him sidelined for a long time. Kintzler entered the 2014 season as an important piece of the Brewers' bullpen after registering a 2.69 ERA and 1.065 WHIP in 77 innings last year.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 10:28:00 PM

According to Adam McCalvy of, Brandon Kintzler is likely to begin the 2014 season as the Brewers primary setup man, and second in line for saves behind Jim Henderson.

The 29-year-old blossomed in 2013, appearing in a career-high 71 games while posting a 2.69 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 58/16 K/BB ratio in 77 innings. While he doesn't have the typical dominant repertoire of a late-inning reliever, he has shown the ability to get the job done. He's certainly worth a look in the late rounds of NL-only leagues.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 12:56:00 PM

Brandon Kintzler holds a 4.22 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over 21 1/3 innings.

The 28-year-old righty has been hit or miss this year. In five of his appearances, he's given up exactly two runs each time. In the other 16, he's given up none. Kintzler has six holds on the season, including four in the last two weeks.
Sun, May 26, 2013 03:53:00 AM

Brewers purchased the contract of RHP Brandon Kintzler from Triple-A Nashville.

Kintzler will provide the Brew Crew with additional bullpen depth down the stretch. The 28-year-old righty had a 2.87 ERA in 53 1/3 innings this year in the minors.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 09:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Adam Lind
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Hector Gomez
3Hernan Perez
SS1Jean Segura
LF1Khris Davis
RF1Ryan Braun
2Shane Peterson
Starting Pitcher
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Jimmy Nelson
5Taylor Jungmann
Relief Pitcher
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Will Smith
4Michael Blazek
5Neal Cotts
6Corey Knebel
7Tyler Thornburg
8Preston Guilmet
9Brandon Kintzler