Brandon Kintzler joins Sano, Santana as Twins All-Stars

It's the first time since 2009 the Twins will have three representatives at an All-Star Game.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Twins closer Brandon Kintzler was named to his first All-Star Game on Friday, and it's deserving based on the fact that he's tied for the American League lead with 23 saves.

It's the first time since 2009 the Twins will have three representatives at an All-Star Game. The right-hander has had a long road to the Major Leagues and he even pitched for the St. Paul Saints in 2009 before being offered a minor league contract with the Twins in December of 2015.

He took over as the team's closer mid-season last year after Glen Perkins went down with an injury and Kevin Jepsen was ineffective.

In 38 games this season, Kintzler has an ERA of 2.35 and has struck out 24 batters in 38 innings, while issuing just 8 walks.

Next Up

trick-or-treating, Halloween

Traditional trick-of-treating a no-no, but MDH say there are ways to make it safer

There are safer ways to do trick-or-treating than going door-to-door, health officials say.

android sanitizing station CBP

Officers seize 440 fake hand-sanitizing stations at International Falls port

If the items were legitimate, they would have been worth more than $1 million.

Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 3.13.09 PM

Jason Lewis discharged from the hospital after life-threatening hernia

Lewis will return to his home in Woodbury to recover.

voting sign

Backlash as Trump campaign, MPD union seek retired cops to act as 'poll challengers'

The Secretary of State says targeting a "problem area" is unlawful.

train car BNSF, grain hopper

Woman fatally struck by train in west-central Minnesota

The woman's identity has not been released.

Screen Shot 2020-10-29 at 6.52.02 AM

Target reveals its first Black Friday deals; month-long discounts planned

The retailer is staggering its sales to make it easier to shoppers to plan amid COVID-19.

Sergio Romo

Twins decline 2021 option on Sergio Romo

The Twins begin a potential overhaul in the bullpen.

high school football

'Scalpel approach' gives MN schools chance to keep playing sports

County infection rates are no longer the only thing that matters.

CJ-AHyggeHoliday-Photo2

With the help of HVAC, Circus Juventas will host its first holiday shows

After months of canceled classes and shows, Circus Juventas is hosting its first ever holiday show, with safety precautions.

Cameron Dantzler

Vikings send Cameron Dantzler to COVID-19/reserve list

Dantzler's placement leaves the Vikings paper-thin at cornerback heading into Green Bay.

peterson fischbach

Elections 2020 preview: 7th Congressional District

Will Collin Peterson hang on for yet another term?

Related

Brandon Kintzler joins Sano, Santana as Twins All-Stars

It's the first time since 2009 the Twins will have three representatives at an All-Star Game.

Twins trade All-Star closer Kintzler to Nationals

It's the only move the Twins made on deadline day.

33738332258_7dc5bda568_k

How many Twins players should start in the All-Star Game?

Also, how many reserve All-Stars could the Twins have?

Miguel Sano is somehow trailing Manny Machado in All-Star voting

Sano trails Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles.

Miguel Sano is somehow trailing Manny Machado in All-Star voting

Sano trails Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles.

Santana posts the best first half for a Twins starter in a decade

It's been 11 years since the Twins put a starting pitcher in the All-Star Game.

Santana posts the best first half for a Twins starter in a decade

It's been 11 years since the Twins put a starting pitcher in the All-Star Game.