Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 4 days ago

Kintzler's designation for assignment was rescinded Friday, with the team opting instead to place him on the 15-day DL with left knee tendinitis.

The 30-year-old gave up five runs on 10 hits in seven appearances after his early-May callup, but it seems the knee issue may have played a part in his struggles. Kintzler, who posted a 3.24 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 64 appearances last season, is without a timetable for a return.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 5 days ago

Kintzler was designated for assignment Friday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Kintzler's contract was selected earlier in May, but more struggles out of the bullpen led to him being DFA'd. The Brewers used his 25-man spot for Jean Segura, but there's no word yet who will replace him on the 40-man.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 4 weeks ago

Kintzler will be selected to join the Brewers from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.

With Rob Wooten being sent back down to Triple-A, Kintzler will take his spot in Milwaukee's bullpen. Kintzler pitched 5.2 innings for Colorado Springs and posted an ERA of 6.35 in that time.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 1 month ago

The Brewers outrighted Kintzler to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.

Kintzler was not plucked off waivers after being designated for assignment Tuesday, and he will remain with Colorado Springs and in the Brewers organization moving forward. Kintlzer gave up two earned runs and recorded just one out in his lone appearance with Colorado Spring this season.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 1 month ago

Kintzler was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Tuesday.

Kintzler was just cleared to return from a finger injury, but the Brewers decided he was the player on their 40-man roster they were willing to part with, and placed him on waivers to open up a 40-man spot for Elian Herrera. Kintzler's next step will be determined after his waiver period comes to a close.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 1 month ago

Kintzler (finger) was activated from the minor league disabled list Tuesday.

Kintzler is ready to pitch again after recovering from his injury. He appeared in 135 games for the Brewers over the last two seasons, so he could be an option for the club at some point this season.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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.