Kintzler Agrees To Deal With Phillies (source) (www.mlb.com)

The Phillies and right-handed reliever

have agreed to a Minor League deal that includes a Spring Training invitation, sources told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand on Wednesday. Philadelphia has not announced the deal, which Feinsand reports would pay Kintzler $3 million if he makes the club’s active roster, plus up to $1 million in performance incentives.

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.

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