Sun, 19 Jun 2016 16:38:41 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Brandon Kintzler picked up his second save of the season, allowing one run on one hit over 1 1/3 innings against the New York Yankees Sunday, June 19.
Fantasy Tip: Don't assume the ninth inning belongs solely to Kintzler just yet, but he is worth owning in deeper mixed leagues if you are hunting for saves.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 23:21:10 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Jepsen will be removed from the closer role in the "short term," manager Paul Molitor said Wednesday, June 8. Jepsen has been scored upon in five of his past 11 appearances, and he's 2-5 with a 6.17 ERA in 25 appearances on the season. Molitor said RPs Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad could see ninth-inning duties.
Fantasy Tip: Abad is having a great year with a 0.87 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and just over a strikeout per inning. The 30-year-old has no closing experience at this level, and he's a lefty, which could present matchup issues in the ninth. Kintzler has a 2.30 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP, but he doesn't possess the swing-and-miss stuff you'd like in a closer. However, he already has one save, and he might have the edge over the lefty. Whichever way the team goes, it's expected to be short-lived. Glen Perkins (shoulder) appears to be close to a rehab assignment, and he has a clear path back to his job if he doesn't suffer a setback. If he was dropped in your league, grab and stash him. Abad isn't a bad option for ratios, but Kintzler might be the guy for those desperate for saves. However, bad memories of Ryan Franklin ensue. For Jepsen owners, he appears to have run his course of fantasy viability for now. Unless Perkins suffers a setback, Jepsen's value plummets to AL-only depth.
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:11:50 -0700
Minnesota Twins RP Trevor May has been struggling as the setup man, so manager Paul Molitor said he plans to use RPs Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad late in games to take some stress off of May.
Fantasy Tip: May was lights out in April and was gaining steam for a shot at saves with Glen Perkins on the DL and Kevin Jepsen shaky in the ninth. However, an absolutely brutal stretch from May 13 up until last night has changed things. May has allowed 10 earned runs and 14 hits in just 3 1/3 innings in that span. Now he'll pitch in less stressful situations. With Perkins nearing a return, it looks like May's window is closing in order to make an impression for long-term closing duties. If you have more pressing needs in deeper leagues, don't be afraid to cut May loose for now.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:15:27 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers RP Brandon Kintzler signed a one-year deal worth $1.075 million to avoid salary arbitration.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:50:52 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Brandon Kintzler (knee) is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Sept. 30, to repair a patella tendon.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:56:52 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Brandon Kintzler, who has been really struggling of late, has been leaving his power sinker up in the strike zone too frequently this year, and opponents have hit it out of the park three times. Kintzler has failed to get out of an inning four times in his last six outings, and he had a 4.91 ERA in May.
Wed, 07 May 2014 13:55:03 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he still has confidence in Brandon Kintzler as the setup man even though he has given up leads in his last two outings.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:48:55 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers activated RP Brandon Kintzler (shoulder) from the disabled list Thursday, April 24, and optioned RP Alfredo Figaro to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:49:50 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Brandon Kintzler (shoulder) is due to return from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 25. He threw a bullpen session Monday, April 21, and reported feeling "great."
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:24:44 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Brandon Kintzler (shoulder) threw a light bullpen session Friday, April 18. He is scheduled to throw a more intense bullpen session Sunday, April 20, and expects to be activated from the 15-day disabled list by April 25.