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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
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Brewers sent RHP Brandon Kintzler outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Left knee tendinitis sidelined Kintzler for much of the season. He was activated from the disabled list on August 12. He's been largely ineffective in limited action with the Brewers, allowing six runs on 12 hits in seven appearances. Sep 7 - 7:30 PM

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Brewers activated RHP Brandon Kintzler from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Kintzler hasn't pitched since the end of May due to left knee tendinitis. He'll continue to work his way back and could be a call-up when September rolls around.
Aug 12 - 9:37 PM

Brandon Kintzler (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with the Brewers' rookie league affiliate.

Kintzler has been on the disabled list since the end of May with left knee tendinitis. He might only need a handful of appearances before rejoining the Brewers.
Aug 4 - 11:14 AM

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

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

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