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Report: Reliever Kintzler, Marlins agree to 1-year deal

Field Level Media
26 Jan 2020, 18:40 GMT+10

Veteran reliever Brandon Kintzler will try to continue his resurgence with a new team, as ESPN reported early Sunday that he and the Miami Marlins have agreed to a one-year deal.

According to the report, the contract would pay the 35-year-old right-hander $3 million, with a team option to keep him in 2021 for $4 million or buy him out for $250,000.

In 10 seasons in the majors covering 430 games, all in relief, Kintzler is 20-20 with a 3.37 ERA. He has 49 career saves, with 29 of those coming in his one season as an All-Star, which he divided between the Minnesota Twins and the Washington Nationals in 2017.

Kintzler has spent the past two seasons with the Chicago Cubs. He appeared in 62 games last season, going 3-3 with a 2.68 ERA. In 57 innings, he struck out 48 batters and walked 13 while giving up just five home runs.

--Field Level Media

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