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#1 08/01/19 02:25:44

Registered: 31/07/18
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declines the option

The Chicago Cubs continued to bolster their bullpen ahead of Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline … yer-jersey , acquiring reliever Brandon Kintzler from the Washington Nationalsfor minor league pitcher Jhon Romero.The Cubs confirmed the move's Jon Paul Morosifirst reported the news.After being named to his first All-Star team last season, Kintzler has followed it up with another solid performance. The right-hander has posted a 3.59 ERA and a 1.242 WHIP in 45 outings, striking out 31 in 42.2 innings.While his overall numbers may not jump out, Kintzler's splits indicate he can succeed away from Washington. He was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in 22 appearances at Nationals Park this season Erik Gonzalez Jersey , while he is 1-0 with a 1.99 ERA in 23 road outings, allowing just five runs in 22.2 innings.He is 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in 11 career appearances at Wrigley Field.The 33-year-old reliever is earning $5 million in 2018 and has a $10 million club option for next year, perSpotrac. If the team declines the option, it reportedly becomes a $5 million player option.Chicago has thethird-best bullpenin baseball. However … lin-jersey , it recently placed closer Brandon Morrow to thedisabled listdue to right biceps inflammation. The front office did recentlyacquireright-hander Jesse Chavez from the Texas Rangers, though.At 61-44, the Cubs hold a one-game league in the National League Central. By adding Kintzler and more bullpen depth, they are not only positioning themselves for the stretch run Carlos Carrasco Jersey , but for a playoff run as well. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's home was the target of a burglary earlier this week.Per TMZ Sports, two men attempted to break into Puig's house in San Fernando Valley on Thursday when his Ring security device went off on his cell phone and he was able to yell at them to get them to run away from the scene.TMZ added this marks the third time since March 2017 that burglars have made their way to Puig's home.In March 2017, police officials told reporters more than $170,000 in jewelry and other items were taken from Puig's home.Shortly after Game 7 of the 2017 World Series against the Houston Astros last November Roy Oswalt Jersey , a man broke into the house and stole costume jewelry that carried a value of $150.Mark David of Variety reported the Dodgers All-Star purchased his house in San Fernando Valley in October 2014. He also bought another place in Encino, California, three years later.TMZ noted there aren't any suspects in the latest attempted burglary at Puig's house.The 27-year-old Puig is in his sixth season with the Dodgers. He was named to the National League All-Star team in 2014.


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