Kintzler Comes To Stars

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The Huntsville Stars and Milwaukee Brewers have announced a pair of roster moves prior to tonight’s series opener against the Chattanooga Lookouts (Los Angeles Dodgers). RHP Roque Mercedes has been released from the organization. RHP Brandon Kintzler was activated off the Brewers’ 15-day disabled list and optioned to Huntsville.

Kintzler, who just finished a rehab stint with the Brevard County Manatees (High-A), spent parts of the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Stars. He went 1-2 with a 4.54 ERA in nine appearances in ’09. In 2010, he went 1-0 with a 0.40 ERA with 10 saves in 20 games. He held opponents to a .141 batting average while being named a Southern League All-Star that year. He made the Brewers opening day roster last year and made nine relief appearances before being injured. He pitched for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League following surgery this past July.

Mercedes 1-1 with a 13.50 ERA in nine games this season. He gave up a total of 14 runs in his last three outings (5.1ip). He started last season with the Stars before being sent down to Brevard County.

With these moves, the Stars roster sits at 25 active with six disabled. 

Courtesy Huntsville Stars Media Relations