Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 8 Months

According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, 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 May 26 '13

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.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL Aug 14 '12

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.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL Jun 30 '12

Brewers outrighted RHP Brandon Kintzler 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.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL Jun 28 '12

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.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL Apr 30 '12

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.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL Mar 29 '12

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.

Brandon Kintzler RP MIL Mar 23 '12

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.