Source: Marlins and Brandon Kintzler agree to 1-year, $3 million deal

Right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler has agreed to a one-year deal with the Miami Marlins.

The deal is for $3 million, according to a source familiar with the situation.

It includes a $4 million option for 2021 or a $250,000 buyout, a source said.

Kintzler, 35, is coming off one of the best seasons of his career, having compiled a 2.68 ERA and 1.018 WHIP with the Chicago Cubs. The former All-Star closer with the Minnesota Twins could regain his ninth-inning role with the Marlins, who have a young team.

Kintzler could also thrive in the three-batter-minimum era, given that he held lefties to a .163 batting average last season. He's a former 40th-round draft pick of the New York Yankees, and he has played 10 seasons. The Marlins will be Kintzler's fifth team.

The contract increases to a $500,000 buyout if he is traded this year or a $5 million option for 2021.
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