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Brandon Kintzler | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 187
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Apr 24 - 1:35 PM

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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.
Apr 21 - 10:55 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.
Apr 12 - 10:28 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

The Brewers have promoted Brandon Kintzler from Double-A Huntsville to Triple-A Nashville.

Kintzler was outrighted to the Double-A level earlier this summer after posting some disappointing results at Nashville following his recovery from an elbow injury. He's now beginning to climb his way back up, though we probably won't see him in the majors this season.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 03:45:00 PM

Brewers sent RHP Brandon Kintzler outright to Double-A Huntsville.

Kintzler was designated for assignment Thursday and went through waivers unclaimed. He could find his way back to the Brewers' bullpen at some point later this year.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 03:46:00 PM

Brewers designated RHP Brandon Kintzler for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for the newly-claimed Hector Gomez on the 40-man roster. Kintzler got a late start this season due to a nerve issue in his right arm and has an ugly 5.24 ERA and 15/9 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings between High-A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville. There's a chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 06:05:00 PM

Brandon Kintzler (forearm) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Brevard County.

Kintzler began the season on the disabled list after missing all of spring training with a nerve issue in his right arm. He could find his way back to the Brewers' bullpen soon if he can stay healthy.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 04:29:00 PM

Brewers placed RHP Brandon Kintzler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a right forearm injury.

Kintzler didn't pitch at all this spring as he dealt with lingering soreness in his right arm, but he is finally on the right track with his rehab. He isn't scheduled to throw off a mound again until April 2 and will likely need a handful of rehab appearances before being a legitimate consideration for the Brewers' bullpen.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 02:40:00 PM

Brandon Kintzler (forearm) is not scheduled to throw off a mound again until April 2.

The good news is that Kintzler is no longer feeling any pain in his right arm, but we can safely rule him out as an option for the Brewers' bullpen. The 27-year-old right-hander posted a 3.68 ERA over nine appearances in the majors last year before undergoing a season-ending procedure in July to have a screw inserted into his forearm.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:36:00 PM

Brandon Kintzler (forearm) felt better after playing catch Monday.

Kintzler was shut down for more than a week due to pain around his elbow, but he is finally making progress after receiving a second opinion from Cincinnati specialist Timothy Kremchek on Sunday, who recommended deep-nerve stretching exercises and anti-inflammatories. "I feel like I turned a corner," said Kintzler. "It was night and day. I just have to stay on top of it. If worse comes to worse, I'll get a cortisone shot." The 27-year-old right-hander will probably start the season on the disabled list, but at least he's on the right track.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 10:50:00 PM

Brandon Kintzler said Friday that he plans to get a second opinion on his ailing right forearm.

Kintzler's nerve conduction test on Thursday came back fine, but he is still trying to find the source of his pain. "I don't know what I'm supposed to do," said Kintzler. "Obviously, I look like an idiot. I know my body, I just don't know what to do. Hopefully, we can get it all figured out. ... I just want peace of mind before we start doing something." The 27-year-old right-hander opened spring training as a strong candidate for a bullpen spot, but that looks pretty doubtful at this point.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 05:45:00 PM

Brandon Kintzler is scheduled to undergo a nerve conduction test on Thursday to identify the source of continued pain in his right forearm.

Kintzler underwent a season-ending procedure last July to have a screw inserted into his forearm. He has dealt with off-and-on soreness this spring, so they'll get another look at the area on Thursday. He's hoping that he'll just need a cortisone shot to deal with the pain, but it's possible he could need another surgery. Either way, he's unlikely to make the Brewers' bullpen at this point.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 01:10:00 PM

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