Kintzler, 38, appeared in 12 straight MLB seasons from 2010 to 2021, and can look to make it fortunate 13 right here in 2022. He started his massive league profession with the Brewers earlier than going to the Twins, Nationals, Cubs, Marlins and Phillies. In 483 profession video games, he has a 3.50 ERA, largely attributable to his floor ball-inducing methods. His 16.8% profession strikeout charge is beneath common, however he’s managed to get hitters to place the ball into the dust on 56.4% of balls in play. He’s additionally averted free passes, retaining walks right down to a 6.5% charge.
He signed with the Phillies final 12 months however endured a tough marketing campaign. After registering a 2.68 ERA in 2019 and a 2.22 mark in 2020, it shot as much as 6.37 final 12 months. He nonetheless acquired strikeouts, walks and grounders at roughly his profession charges, however his .369 batting common on balls in play was a lot worse than earlier seasons. He additionally noticed 29.2% of fly balls flip into homers, greater than double his profession charge. He was designated for task after the Phils made some acquisitions on the commerce deadline, getting launched in early August.
After now sitting on the sidelines for a whole 12 months, Kintzler will gear again up with the Padres. The membership has 5 relievers presently on the injured checklist, together with 4 on the 60-day IL: Austin Adams, Pierce Johnson, Drew Pomeranz and Craig Stammen. Kintzler will presumably be a part of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas in some unspecified time in the future and begin to get into recreation form, offering the Friars with some veteran bullpen depth.