Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 7 Months
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 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.
Brandon Kintzler RP MIL Mar 19 '12
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.
Brandon Kintzler RP MIL Mar 16 '12
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.
Brandon Kintzler RP MIL Mar 15 '12
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.