Phillies release veteran RHP Brandon Kintzler

Field Level Media

August 03, 2021 at 11:27 pm.

The Philadelphia Phillies released veteran hurler Brandon Kintzler on Tuesday after designating him for assignment last weekend.

Kintzler, 37, signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies, making $3 million after earning a spot on the big-league club out of spring training.

He was 2-1 with a 6.37 ERA in 29 games (one start) for the Phils this season. He saved 12 games for the Miami Marlins in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

Kintzler is 24-24 with a 3.50 ERA in 12 seasons with six teams and made the All-Star team in 2017, finishing with a career-high 29 saves. He saved 28 for the Minnesota Twins before getting dealt to the Washington Nationals. He spent his first six seasons in Milwaukee.

Kintzler will be free to sign with any club after clearing waivers.