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Nationals | Brandon Kintzler financial details

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:48:37 -0800

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals RHP Brandon Kintzler's two-year contract is worth $10 million, with an opportunity to earn an additional $6 million in incentives. Kintzler will earn $5 million during the 2018 season.

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Nationals | Washington re-signs Brandon Kintzler

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:36:48 -0800

The Washington Nationals reached agreement with free-agent RHP Brandon Kintzler on a two-year contract Wednesday, Dec. 13. The deal is pending Kintzler passing his physical.

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Cubs | Brandon Kintzler of interest to Cubs

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:46:39 -0800

Free-agent RHP Brandon Kintzler (Nationals) has drawn interest from the Chicago Cubs, but talks have not advanced, according to a source.

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Nationals | Brandon Kintzler ready to join team

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 22:07:17 -0700

Washington Nationals RHP Brandon Kintzler is expected to officially join the club Wednesday, Aug. 2, after being acquired from the Minnesota Twins on Monday, July 31.

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Twins | Taylor Rogers to close for Twins?

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:52:16 -0700

Minnesota Twins LHP Taylor Rogers could be the favorite to succeed Washington Nationals RHP Brandon Kintzler as the Twins' next closer. Rogers was Minnesota's primary setup man behind Kintzler. Other candidates to close games include old closer LHP Glen Perkins, who is dealing with a shoulder injury, RHP Trevor Hildenberger, RHP Matt Belisle and RHP Ryan Pressly, according to Derek Wetmore of Wetmore names John Curtiss as a dark horse closer option.

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Nationals | Washington acquires Brandon Kintzler

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:08:19 -0700

Minnesota Twins RHP Brandon Kintzler was acquired by the Washington Nationals Monday, July 31, according to a source. It is not known what the Twins received in the trade.

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Twins | Brandon Kintzler agrees to terms

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:49:24 -0800

Minnesota Twins RP Brandon Kintzler avoided arbitration Friday, Jan. 13, by agreeing to a one-year, $2.925 million deal.

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Twins | Brandon Kintzler picks up save

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.

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Twins | Kevin Jepsen out as closer

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.

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Twins | Trevor May being scaled back

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.

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