Nationals trade Brandon Kintzler to the Cubs

Chris Lingebach
July 31, 2018 - 3:39 pm
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The Nationals weren't much in the buyers' or sellers' market at Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline, but they did move reliever Brandon Kintzler to the Cubs.

Washington receives 23-year-old right-handed reliever Jhon Romero in the deal. A right-handed reliever, Romero is 1-2 with nine saves and a 3.27 ERA in 32 appearances for Single-A Myrtle Beach. He's also recorded 57 strikeouts, 17 walks and allowed one home run while holding opposing hitters to a .237 batting average.

Kintzler, 33, has appeared in 45 games while maintaining a 3.59 ERA this season.

Kintzler, previously with Minnesota, arrived in Washington via trade before the 2017 deadline.

The Nationals also announced that Anthony Rendon, who just had his first child, has been activated from the family medical leave list.

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