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Chicago Cubs acquires Brandon Kintzler from Washington Nationals

Kintzler is a nine-year veteran with a career 15-16 record and 3.30 ERA. He's mostly been used in middle relief, though he did have 28 saves for Minnesota in 2017.


Reuters Last Updated at 01 Aug 2018, 01:08 IST United States

The Chicago Cubs acquired reliever Brandon Kintzler from the Washington Nationals just before the non-waiver deadline, the Nationals announced Tuesday.

To complete the deal, the Cubs sent right-handed pitching prospect Jhon Romero to the Nationals.

Kintzler becomes the latest pitcher to join the Cubs this month, along with recent acquisitions Jesse Chavez and Cole Hamel. With Brandon Morrow on the disabled list, Kintzler adds another arm to the bullpen. He will turn 34 on Wednesday.

Kintzler is a nine-year veteran with a career 15-16 record and 3.30 ERA. He's mostly been used in middle relief, though he did have 28 saves for Minnesota in 2017.

This season, he was 1-2 with two saves and a 3.59 ERA for Washington.

Romero, 23, is 1-2 with a 3.27 ERA in 32 appearances, all in relief, at the Class-A level this season.

The Nationals also activated third baseman Anthony Rendon from the family medical leave list. He's batting .284 with 15 homers and 47 RBIs in 80 games this season.

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