Twins general manager Thad Levine said on Fantasy Sports Radio on Tuesday that Brandon Kintzler will be "given every opportunity to start the year in the closer's role."
Brandon Kintzler plans to potentially throw more offspeed pitches in 2017.
Twins and RHP Brandon Kintzler avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.925 million contract.
Brandon Kintzler protected a one-run lead in the ninth inning to earn his 15th save of the season on Saturday versus the Mariners.
Brandon Kintzler allowed a hit but hung on to collect his 12th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Braves.
Brandon Kintzler got through a 1-2-3 ninth inning to nail down his 10th save of the season in Monday's victory over the Astros.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Brandon Kintzler is "attracting considerable interest."
Brandon Kintzler notched his sixth save of the season Wednesday against the Tigers.
Brandon Kintzler earned his fourth save of the season Sunday in the Twins' 5-4 defeat of the Rangers.
Brandon Kintzler picked up his second save Sunday in the Twins' victory over the Yankees.
Brandon Kintzler earned his first save of the season on Wednesday night against the Marlins.
Twins purchased the contract of RHP Brandon Kintzler from Triple-A Rochester.
Twins reassigned RHP Brandon Kintzler to minor league camp.
Twins signed RHP Brandon Kintzler to a minor league contract.