Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 1 week ago

Kintzler was placed on the minor league disabled list Saturday with a nail avulsion of his right middle finger, the Journal-Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

It sounds like Kintzler actually lost the finger nail on that finger, which in addition to sounding quite painful, could result in him being sidelined for a few weeks. At some point this season he will probably be back in the Brewers' bullpen, but when that happens, it likely won't be as the closer.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 3 weeks ago

Kintzler was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday.

Kintzler was among a group of relievers battling for a spot in the Brewers' bullpen. The fact that he had options left could have played into the decision, but poor performance also likely played a factor.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 2 months ago

Kintzler (knee) is scheduled to throw against the Angels on Thursday in the Brewers' Cactus League opener, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Kintzler's knee bothered him throughout the 2014 season, but the offseason surgery seems to have alleviated some of the pain it caused him last season. He indicated that he has regained his form from two seasons ago (when he posted a 2.69 ERA and 1.06 WHIP), and should serve in a middle relief role for the Brewers in 2015 if everything goes as planned.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 2 months ago

Kintzler is nearly 100 percent healthy after undergoing offseason knee surgery, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Kintzler was limited by a sore knee for much of last season, but he still made 64 appearances and posted a 3.24 ERA. Now nearly healthy, he feels he has regained the mechanics that helped him post a 2.69 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over 71 appearances in 2013. Kintzler worked primarily in middle relief last season, but if he avoids a setback this spring, he could make a push to be a factor in the late-inning mix.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 5 months ago

Kintzler (knee) signed a one-year contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Kintzler battled neck, shoulder and knee issues last season, with surgery needed in September to repair a left patella issue that had bothered him for close to two years, but the right-hander performed admirably when healthy. He posted a 3.24 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 58.1 innings, and will likely work in the middle innings again in 2015.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 7 months ago

Kintzler will undergo surgery on his left patella Tuesday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Kintzler has apparently been bothered by nagging knee soreness for the past two seasons, so he'll finally undergo corrective surgery at the conclusion of the 2014 season. It's currently unclear how this will affect his outlook heading into 2015, but given his health, he should be able to lock down a bullpen spot in the majors.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 12 months ago

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.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 12 months ago

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.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 1 year ago

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.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 2 years ago

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.