Kintzler still looking for answers on elbow

Kintzler still looking for answers on elbow

Kintzler still looking for answers on elbow
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- No news did not feel like good news Friday for Brewers reliever Brandon Kintzler, who didn't get the answers he was looking for about lingering discomfort in his right elbow.

Kintzler underwent tests the day before to determine if there was nerve damage in the joint, the subject of surgery last summer to insert a screw.

"Everything tested fine, so I'm speechless for what my symptoms are," Kintzler said. "[The Brewers] want me to work through it. I'm going to try to get a second opinion."

He may see Reds physician Dr. Tim Kremchek, who helped diagnose Kintzler's fractured elbow last year. Kintzler had surgery in late July to insert a screw and reported to camp as a strong candidate for an Opening Day bullpen spot. That bid is in serious jeopardy given his ongoing symptoms.

But Brewers manager Ron Roenicke characterized Friday's test result as good news.

"Everything's fine," Roenicke said. "All the nerves are working properly, so everything's good. We'll get him back out on the mound again, start getting him ready to get through it and throw. It should clear his mind that there's nothing in there that's wrong."

Kintzler was not convinced.

"I don't know what I'm supposed to do," he said. "Obviously, I look like an idiot. I know my body, I just don't know what to do. Hopefully, we can get it all figured out. ... I just want peace of mind before we start doing something."