Marlins decline $4 million option for Kintzler for 2021

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MIAMI — The Miami Marlins declined their $4 million option for 2021 on reliever Brandon Kintzler, who gets a $250,000 buyout.

Kintzler had a 2.22 ERA and 12 saves in 24 games this year, and helped the Marlins reach the playoffs for the first time since 2003. He pitched three scoreless innings in the post-season .

He had $1,111,111 in prorated pay this year from a salary originally set at $3 million.

Kintzler, 35, has 61 saves in 11 major league seasons with five teams.

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