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27 Brandon Kintzler RP

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August 7, 2020 09:12 AM
Marlins' Brandon Kintzler: Earns third save of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler grabbed his third save of the season in Thursday's win over the Orioles. He allowed three hits and one run in one inning.

Kintzler entered the ninth with a two-run lead and surrendered an RBI single to Pedro Severino before closing the door with a groundout. Kintzler is now 3-for-3 in save opportunities this season, and this was the first time he allowed a run in six appearances. The veteran owns a 1.50 ERA in six innings thus far.

August 6, 2020 01:32 AM
Marlins' Brandon Kintzler: Grabs second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler allowed one hit and had two strikeouts in a scoreless seventh inning to record the save in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader in Baltimore.

The veteran right-hander delivered a perfect frame in the Marlins' return to game action Tuesday, and he followed up with an 11-pitch performance in Wednesday's matinee. Kintzler has converted both his save chances and has allowed only two hits through four scoreless innings this season.

August 4, 2020 12:28 PM
Marlins' Brandon Kintzler: Ready to go Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler confirmed Monday that he's healthy and will be available when Miami returns from an eight-day break Tuesday in Baltimore, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

The Marlins are back in action after having all of their games postponed last week due to a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak that saw 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. According to Kintzler, eight of the infected players are relievers, which explains why the Marlins have made a slew of trades and waiver claims in recent days to add more bullpen arms. Manager Don Mattingly indicated shortly before the season began that Kintzler would serve as the team's primary closer, and his job security may only increase in light of all the absences in the bullpen. Before last week's shutdown, Kintzler saw the only save opportunity for the Marlins, working around a base hit to retire the side in the Opening Day win over the Phillies.

July 28, 2020 05:12 PM
Marlins' Brandon Kintzler: No games for several days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler and the rest of the Marlins won't play for the rest of the week due to the team's COVID-19 outbreak, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Approximately half of the team's active roster has tested positive for the virus. It's not clear whether or not Kintzler is part of that group, but he won't be playing for at least a week even if healthy, as the Marlins' next scheduled game will come next Tuesday against the Phillies.

July 24, 2020 11:36 PM
Marlins' Brandon Kintzler: Picks up save in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless ninth inning and earn the save against Philadelphia on Opening Day.

He put a man on to begin the inning, but Kintzler ultimately induced a groundball double play to end the game. The soon-to-be 36-year-old has always leaned heavily on his sinker, relying on groundballs and a low walk rate to get the job done over traditional late-inning dominance. He'll get BABIP'd on occasion with the amount of contact he allows, but manager Don Mattingly seems to value Kintzler's track record and past experience closing games.

July 22, 2020 05:24 PM
Marlins' Brandon Kintzler: Still set to close
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler is expected to begin the season as the Marlins' closer, Joe Frisaro of reports.

Manager Don Mattingly indicated before spring training the 35-year-old would be the team's primary closer, and five months later that appears to remain the case for the shortened season. Kintzler joined Miami on a one-year deal after posting a 2.68 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 48:13 K:BB over 57 innings with the Cubs last season. Ryne Stanek and Yimi Garcia look like the next men up for the ninth inning for the Marlins.

February 29, 2020 12:44 PM
Marlins' Brandon Kintzler: Can't find plate Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler walked the first four batters he faced in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, throwing only nine of 25 pitches for strikes in the outing, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.

It was only his second appearance of the spring, but there was little positive to take away from this performance. The veteran right-hander is still expected to open the season as the Marlins' closer after signing a one-year deal with the club in the offseason, but if Kintzler continues to fight his control as the spring proceeds, it could open the door for Ryne Stanek, Drew Steckenrider or another hard-throwing Miami reliever to push their way into the saves mix.

February 12, 2020 01:52 PM
Marlins' Brandon Kintzler: Expected to close
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marlins manager Don Mattingly indicated that Kintzler will be the team's primary closer this season, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.

Mattingly didn't explicitly list Kintzler as the closer but made it clear that's the direction the team plans to go. Ryne Stanek and Drew Steckenrider could theoretically enter the conversation as well, though that pair has combined for just seven career saves, a total dwarfed by Kintzler's 49.

January 25, 2020 10:56 PM
Marlins' Brandon Kintzler: Heading to Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler signed a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Marlins on Saturday, Jesse Rogers of reports.

The veteran right-hander put together a solid season with the Cubs in 2019, posting a 2.68 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 48:13 K:BB with 17 holds and one save over 57 innings. Kintzler figures to enter spring training in a setup role for the Marlins, but save opportunities could be in store given the team is without an established closer. Former starter Jose Urena finished the 2019 campaign in the role with uneven results, which could provide save chances for Kintzler or Ryne Stanek.

September 28, 2019 11:36 PM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Closes out Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler worked around a hit batsman to throw a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Cardinals. He earned his first save of the season.

Kintzler turned in a couple scoreless appearances in his first two outings back from an oblique injury, and manager Joe Maddon decided to reward him with the save opportunity. Craig Kimbrel did not pitch in the game and has not made an appearance since Sept. 21, when he gave up back-to-back homers in a loss. A free agent this winter, Kintzler should have plenty of suitors after posting a 2.68 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 55 percent groundball rate during his only full season in Chicago.

September 20, 2019 12:12 PM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Available out of bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler (oblique) will be available out of the bullpen Friday against the Cardinals, Jordan Bastian of reports.

A mild left oblique strain has kept Kintzler off the mound for 10 days. He'll be a valuable weapon in the back part of the Cubs' bullpen now that he's ready to go, as he owns a 2.82 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP in 54.1 innings this season.

September 17, 2019 07:04 PM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: To throw off mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler (oblique) is expected to throw off a mound "in the next day or two," Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Kintzler hasn't pitched in a week due to a mild left oblique strain, but he'll test the injury later in the week to determine his availability moving forward.

September 17, 2019 12:16 AM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Nursing oblique issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler has been diagnosed with a mild left oblique strain, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Kintzler has reportedly been dealing with a nagging oblique injury of late, which may explain his struggles in his last outing. He surrendered two runs on three hits over one-third of an inning Tuesday against San Diego. Per Jordan Bastian of, Kintzler has been throwing, but he hasn't been cleared to return to game action just yet.

August 22, 2019 02:36 AM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Earns win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler (3-2) picked up the win against the Giants on Wednesday after tossing a scoreless inning that included two strikeouts and a hit.

With the Cubs trailing 11-10, Kintzler came into the eighth inning and positioned his team for the win by preventing any run damage. Teammate Kris Bryant then hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the frame to grant Kintzler and the Cubs the victory. Through 51 appearances this season, the right-handed reliever owns a 2.45 ERA and 1.01 WHIP with a team-leading 15 holds.

August 17, 2019 05:28 PM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Blows save against Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler allowed one run on one hit and three walks while recording only one out during a blown save in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates on Friday.

For the second straight night, the Cubs bullpen blew a ninth-inning lead, and this time Kintzler was the culprit. He entered with a runner at first and one out and promptly retired the first batter he faced, but then after an intentional walk, the right-hander issued two straight free passes to tie the game. In the next at-bat, a single won the contest for Pittsburgh. Kintzler has zero saves with two blown opportunities this year, but he should continue to receive chances as long as Craig Kimbrel (knee) is injured. Kintzler also has a 2.51 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 46.2 innings this season.

August 17, 2019 02:48 PM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Activated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler (pectoral) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday, Jordan Bastian of reports.

The move was expected, as Kintzler appeared to progress well in his recovery, and he could play a big role in the bullpen with Craig Kimbrel (knee), Steve Cishek (hip) and Brandon Morrow (elbow) all on the injured list. Kintzler could receive some save opportunities with Kimbrel sidelined, especially after the Cubs bullpen imploded Thursday and gave up a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Phillies. Addison Russell was also recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Friday, while Albert Almora and James Norwood were optioned to Triple-A in corresponding moves.

August 15, 2019 04:48 PM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Expected back Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler (pectoral) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

Kintzler will join the Cubs ahead of Friday's series opener in Pittsburgh after getting through a bullpen session with no issues earlier in the week. With Craig Kimbrel (knee), Steve Cishek (hip) and Brandon Morrow (elbow) all on the shelf, Kintzler could be the backup closer behind Pedro Strop in the short term. He owns a 2.33 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB through 46.1 innings this season.

August 13, 2019 04:00 PM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Could return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler (pectoral) could be activated prior to Friday's game in Pittsburgh, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

He threw a successful bullpen session Tuesday and is on track for a weekend activation. With Craig Kimbrel (knee), Steve Cishek (hip) and Brandon Morrow (elbow) all on the shelf, Kintzler could be the backup closer behind Pedro Strop in the short term once he's activated.

August 11, 2019 12:52 PM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Tosses bullpen Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler (pectoral) threw a bullpen Saturday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Kintzler is eligible to return ahead of Friday's game against the Pirates. The veteran reliever is 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB in 46.1 innings and remains one of the Cubs' top right-handed options out of the bullpen.

August 7, 2019 01:32 PM
Cubs' Brandon Kintzler: Sidelined with pectoral strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kintzler was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday due to a right pectoral strain, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

Kintzler was set to throw prior to Tuesday's matchup, and his side session evidently didn't go well. He'll be held out for at least the next 10 days as a result. Skipper Joe Maddon noted that the Cubs are simply exercising caution with Kintzler and that the injury isn't serious, per Jesse Rogers of Pedro Strop (neck) was activated in a corresponding move.

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vs LHB 23.200 3.040717
vs RHB 33.100 2.430631
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