Nationals Acquire Brandon Kintzler From Twins

Posted: July 31, 2017 in Uncategorized
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The Nationals have acquired Twins closer Brandon Kintzler, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. The Twins will receive lefty Tyler Watson in return, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets.

Kintzler will aid a Nationals bullpen that has endured late struggles in recent seasons. He’ll be the third reliever to make his way to Washington this month, with Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle making their way from Oakland two weeks ago.

The 32-year-old Kintzler isn’t a prototypical closer, with strikeout rates of just 5.8 K/9 and 5.4 K/9 in the last two seasons. Nonetheless, he’s enjoyed success in the role those last two seasons, with a 2.98 ERA, a strong 1.7 BB/9 and 45 saves in that span.

from MLB Trade Rumors


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