Brewers rescind DFA of Brandon Kintzler, put him on the disabled list instead

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The Brewers designated reliever Brandon Kintzler for assignment on Friday afternoon, but they rescinded it a few hours later when they learned the right-hander was suffering from tendinitis in his left knee. They have instead placed him on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced on Twitter.

Kintzler, 30, has pitched seven innings thus far, allowing six runs (five earned) on 12 hits and five walks with seven strikeouts. He was expended when shortstop Jean Segura was activated from the disabled list, so no additional roster move will be made with the latest change.

Marlins give Don Mattingly two-year extension

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The Marlins have announced that they have inked manager Don Mattingly to a two-year contract extensions. There’s a third year in the form of a mutual option.

Mattingly is finishing up the final year of the four-year contract he signed with the Marlins prior to the 2016 season. He’s 272-364 in that period and the club has lost 99 games already this season. The current bad run, however, obviously corresponds with a massive rebuild the team began undertaking following the 2017 season and the team’s change in ownership. Mattingly has not had much to work with over the past two seasons but he has likewise, largely, kept the team on as even a keel as one could hope under the circumstances. He has certainly impressed the Marlins’ brass enough to take the unusual step of keeping on a manager they inherited from a previous ownership and front office group.

In other news, the Marlins also announced a two-year contract extension for shortstop Miguel Rojas valued at $10.25 million. There’s a vesting option for a third year. The deal buys out Rojas’ final year of arbitration eligibility and one year of free agency, plus that option.

Rojas, 30, is hitting .285/.335/.383 (OPS+ 92) this year.