The Phillies and right-handed reliever
Kintzler declined a big league deal from the Marlins, Feinsand reports, after the Phillies offered him a chance to potentially earn more money.
Kintzler, 36, recorded a 2.22 ERA across 24 appearances last year for Miami, though his peripheral stats (5.00 FIP, 14 to 11 strikeout-to-walk ratio) were not as strong. The Las Vegas native is entering his 12th big league season after previous stints with the Brewers, Twins, Nationals and Cubs, owning a career 3.31 ERA and 61 saves.
Kintzler is the latest acquisition as part of the Phillies’ attempt to bolster a bullpen that struggled mightily in 2020. The club has also acquired relievers José Alvarado, Archie Bradley, Sam Coonrod and Héctor Rondón this winter.