Kintzler signed a minor league contract with the Twins on Tuesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Kintzler was a member of the Brewers organization for a long time, appearing in 172 games major league games since 2010. His 2015 season was shortened by some knee issues, but he has shown the ability to be an effective bullpen arm, posting a 3.24 with the Brewers in 2014. If he can regain his form from before the injury, Kintzler could be a nice piece of pitching depth for the Twins going forward.
Reliever Brandon Kintzler has elected to become a free agent, according to Baseball America. Kintzler pitched in just seven games with the Brewers in 2015 after appearing in 135 over the previous two years, so he will look to hook on with another team in hopes of reclaiming a regular spot in their bullpen.
The Brewers activated right-hander Brandon Kintzler from the disabled list, and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday. Kintzler has been on the DL since the end of May with left knee tendinitis.
Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler began his rehab assignment Tuesday by tossing a scoreless inning for the team's Rookie League affiliate. Kintzler struck out one batter and did not give up a hit during his one inning of work. Kintzler has not pitched since late May due to tendinitis in his left knee.
Brewers reliever Brandon Kintzler will begin a rehab assignment in the Arizona League (rookie) on Tuesday. He has been sidelined since late May due to left knee tendinitis.