Brandon Kintzler RP MIL 5 Days

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.

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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 5 Months

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 10 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 10 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 Oct 08 '79

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 Mar 06 '79

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 May 25 '78

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 Apr 10 '78

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 Apr 08 '78

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.