With the Minnesota Twins in selling mode, a key member of their bullpen could be suiting up for another team as the Aug. 1 trade deadline approaches.
According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, Twins closer Brandon Kintzler is being eyed by several clubs looking for bullpen help down the final stretch of the season.
#Twins Brandon Kintzler attracting considerable interest from teams in relief market. Not a big strikeout guy, but having a nice season.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 29, 2016
Kintzler took over the closer role in place of the struggling Kevin Jepsen in June and has been a perfect 8-for-8 in save opportunities since then. In 32 overall appearances this season, the 31-year-old has a 1.99 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 31⅔ innings.