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According to Ken Rosenthal, veteran reliever Brandon Kintzler agrees to a minor-league deal with the Phillies. Kintzler also turned down a deal with the Marlins to potentially earn more money.
In 2020 with the Marlins, Brandon Kintzler totaled 12 saves with a 2.22 ERA, and 1.32 WHIP with a 13.9% strikeout rate and 10.9% walk rate. Yikes. Although he was solid with the Cubs in 2019, Kintzler isn't fantasy relevant as he likely ends up as a non-closer.
The Miami Marlins declined the team option on their star reliever Brandon Kintzler. The righty boasted a 2.22 ERA through 24.1 innings pitched in 2020.
The Marlins have been open about their appreciation for Kintzler, so it is in no way out of the picture that they re-sign him at a cheaper price. The veteran reliever has been consistent over the past two years, so he may go elsewhere for a better price.
Brandon Kintzler is wanted back by the Marlins per Sports Grid's Craig Mish. Miami will either pick up his option for 2021 or work out a new deal.
Kintzler has a $4 million club option for 2021, which the Marlins may choose to exercise. Or they can work out a new deal all together for the veteran reliever. He was terrific in the regular season, recording 12 saves with a 2.22 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 14 K's across 24 1/3 innings. He was also solid in the playoffs, working three scoreless innings and picking up a save in the Wild Card Series against the Cubs.
Brandon Kintzler allowed one hit while striking out three over a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 2-0 Game 3 win over the Cubs.
Kintzler entered the ninth to protect a 2-0 lead and struck out the side to earn the save in Friday's Game 3 win. He allowed a lead-off double to Jason Hewyard, but settled down and retired the rest of the Cubs lineup. Kintzler was terrific in 2020, recording 12 saves while owning a 2.22 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 14 strikeouts over 24 1/3 innings.
Brandon Kintzler earned his 12th save of the season on Friday against the Yankees, working around two walks to close out the victory.
The win sends the Marlins to their first postseason since 2003. Kintzler has operated as their closer all season long, and he's tied for the National League lead in saves. The 36-year-old has now totaled eight consecutive scoreless outings.