Brandon Kintzler
RP CHC
2 months ago

Kintzler (1-3) allowed a walkoff home run to take the loss in Sunday's 2-1, 11-inning contest against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler started the bottom of the 11th inning with two quick outs, but he left a 3-0 sinker out over the plate and Adam Frazier made him pay. Kintzler now has a 3.70 ERA, and he should continue to see high-leverage work for the Cubs despite the hiccup.

Brandon Kintzler
RP CHC
2 months ago

Kintzler pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Monday's win over the Royals to record a hold, and he now has three holds in four appearances with the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler's first appearance with his new team on Aug. 1 came in the sixth inning, but since then he's pitched exclusively in the eighth inning and has recorded a hold in each outing. The Cubs already had the likes of Carl Edwards and Steve Cishek on the roster, but they clearly view Kintzler as high-leverage arm. He might slot down a rung when Brandon Morrow (biceps) is able to return from the disabled list, but Kintzler figures to have a key role the rest of the way regardless.

Brandon Kintzler
RP CHC
3 months ago

Kintzler was traded from the Nationals to the Cubs on Tuesday for an undisclosed package, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler, who turns 34 on Wednesday, has a 3.59 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 31 strikeouts in 42.2 innings this year for the Nationals. Despite his experience as a closer in 2016 and 2017, it seems likely that he will be used in low-to-mid-leverage situations with the Cubs. His contract carries a $10 million team option and a $5 million player option for 2019.

Brandon Kintzler
RP CHC
4 months ago

Kintzler (forearm) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler is ready to get back at it after missing just over two weeks with his forearm injury. Kintzler's ratios this season aren't great by any means, but since giving up seven earned runs in his second through fourth appearances of the year, he does own a 2.59 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 24.1 innings over 27 outings.

Brandon Kintzler
RP CHC
4 months ago

Kintzler (forearm) will pitch for High-A Potomac on Sunday during a brief rehab assignment, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler realized that he would require a minor-league outing when he was fatigued during Friday's bullpen session. If all goes according to plan Sunday, Kintzler will travel with the team to Tampa Bay on Monday, where it's expected he will return from the disabled list.

Brandon Kintzler
RP CHC
4 months ago

Kintzler (forearm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler, who threw an all-fastball bullpen earlier in the week, is expected to incorporate all of his pitches in Friday's session. According to Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports, the right-handed reliever believes he'll be ready to return from the disabled list if he experiences no issues Friday. That said, the Nationals may opt to play it safe and send Kintzler on a brief minor-league rehab assignment before activating him.

Brandon Kintzler
RP CHC
4 months ago

Kintzler (forearm) threw a bullpen session prior to Wednesday's game, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marked his first session off a mound since landing on the DL with a right forearm flexor strain June 10. Look for Kintzler to return to the Nationals' bullpen this weekend as long as he doesn't feel any irregularities from his forearm.

Brandon Kintzler
RP CHC
4 months ago

Kintzler (forearm) has been throwing on flat ground, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler has been out since June 10 with a right forearm flexor strain. He was initally reported to be out for about two weeks and appears to be making progress towards his return on schedule.

Brandon Kintzler
RP CHC
4 months ago

Kintzler (forearm) will attempt to resume throwing Monday or Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler landed on the disabled list last Sunday with right forearm tightness, and him planning to throw after about a week is a good sign to the severity of the issue. The Nationals initially expected the 33-year-old to miss about two weeks, and if all goes well in his throwing session, he could be due for a return in short order.

Brandon Kintzler
RP CHC
4 months ago

Kintzler was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right forearm flexor strain, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kintzler experienced some tightness in his right forearm during his Saturday relief appearance against the Giants. He underwent additional testing after the contest and was officially diagnosed with a flexor strain that will require some time off to heal. A timeline for his return has not been established, but he will be shut down for the time being.