Brewers Place Kintzler On DL, Call Up Wooten


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The Milwaukee Brewers placed relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler on the disabled list and called up RHP Rob Wooten, the team announced Saturday night.

Kintzler has a mild strain of his rotator cuff, something he’s been dealing with for the last two weeks. Kintzler isn’t too worried about it, saying it’ll be a “quick.”

“I’ve been kind of battling through it the last two weeks,”  Kintzler told Adam McCalvy of “It just got to a point where I got tired of battling it. It’s a long season; it’ll be a quick fix. I was able to loosen it up by game time … but playing catch during the day just wasn’t really good. I got tired of grinding through it every day trying to get ready for a game in April.”

In five innings this season, Kintzler has allowed no runs and just two hits.

Wooten, who was among the final roster cuts during spring training, will replace Kintzler in the bullpen. The 28-year-old reliever appeared in 27 games for the Brewers in 2013, posting a 3.90 ERA.

Wooten has recorded three saves in three chances along with a 0.00 ERA for the Nashville Sounds, Milwaukee’s Triple-A affiliate.