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Corey Knebel | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 100 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Corey Knebel (oblique) resumed throwing on Friday.
So did Matt Garza (lat). Both appear to be making steady progress. Knebel has been battling a strained oblique since late in spring training. The 24-year-old cruised to a 3.22 ERA in 48 appearances for the Brewers in 2015. He'll work in a setup role upon his return. Apr 30 - 5:49 PM

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Corey Knebel has made no progress in his recovery from a strained left oblique.

But there hasn't been a setback. Knebel landed on the disabled list just before Opening Day, and oblique strains typically take 3-4 weeks to fully heal. The young right-hander should resume throwing sometime soon with an eye on joining the Brewers' bullpen before the end of April. He posted an impressive 3.22 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 58/17 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings of relief last season for Milwaukee.
Apr 11 - 2:48 PM

Brewers placed RHP Corey Knebel on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Knebel could have gotten himself in the mix for the closer's role after the injury to Will Smith, but is likely ticketed for a setup role when he makes it back on the field. He missed time earlier in the spring due to a left calf issue.
Apr 2 - 12:31 PM

Corey Knebel said his left calf felt fine after pitching one inning in Monday's Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks.

It was Knebel's first Cactus League game in almost two weeks. Knebel's Opening Day status was never in much doubt. He'll be a setup option for the Brewers ahead of co-closers Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith.
Mar 22 - 1:21 PM

Corey Knebel (calf) is expected to pitch in the Brewers' Cactus League game on Monday night.

Knebel was held out for about a week with a minor calf strain. The young right-hander will start out in a setup role this season for the Brewers and could work his way into the conversation for saves at some point.
Mar 21 - 2:50 PM

Brewers recalled RHP Corey Knebel from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Knebel was called up with Matt Garza hitting the disabled list with a shoulder injury. He had just been optioned down on July 3. In 21 1/3 innings, he holds a 2.95 ERA to go with 19 strikeouts.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 02:54:00 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Corey Knebel to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

It's a surprise, as Knebel has pitched well with a 2.95 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 21 1/3 innings. Tyler Cravy and David Goforth have been added to the bullpen.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Brewers recalled RHP Corey Knebel from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Knebel had registered a 4.70 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 22/7 K/BB ratio through 15 1/3 innings of relief this season at Triple-A. He'll be a low-leverage guy in Milwaukee.
Mon, May 18, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Brewers optioned RHP Corey Knebel to Triple-A Colorado Springs; reassigned C Adam Weisenburger to minor league camp.

Knebel came over to the Brewers in the Yovani Gallardo trade with the Rangers back in January. The 23-year-old has the potential to be an impact late-inning arm if he can avoid more elbow troubles.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that Corey Knebel (elbow) was "impressive" in bullpen session Monday.

Knebel was diagnosed with a partially strained ulnar collateral ligament last August and has dealt with some elbow soreness this spring, but he's beginning to progress. He's expected to throw one more bullpen session before appearing in a game. The Brewers acquired Knebel as part of the Yovani Gallardo trade in January and he projects as an impact late-inning arm, but his health is a major question mark.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 03:10:00 PM

Corey Knebel admitted to feeling soreness in his right elbow after an exhibition appearance last week.

It's worrisome given that Knebel was diagnosed with a partially strained ulnar collateral ligament last August. Knebel has thrown in the bullpen since last week's appearance and feels better, but the reliever is a huge health question mark going forward. He was acquired from the Rangers in the Yovani Gallardo deal in January.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Brewers acquired RHP Corey Knebel from the Rangers in the Yovani Gallardo trade.

Selected as a supplemental first-round pick of the Tigers in 2013, Knebel came over to the Rangers in the Joakim Soria deal last July. He was shut down in August with a strained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, but the injury didn't require surgery. The 23-year-old has been considered a future closer, but there's obviously some risk with his health right now.
Mon, Jan 19, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Corey Knebel has been shut down for the season with an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says Knebel will not need an operation, so the tear must be small. However, Tommy John surgery is almost always eventually required to repair UCL damage. Acquired from the Tigers in the Joakim Soria deal, Knebel put up a 6.23 ERA in eight major league appearances this season but held a 2.18 ERA and 63/22 K/BB ratio over 45 1/3 minor league frames. He could be a big part of the Rangers' bullpen next season if healthy.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Rangers acquired RHPs Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson from the Tigers for RHP Joakim Soria.

Knebel, the No. 39 overall pick in the 2013 draft, is a fast-moving reliever who has already made eight appearances with the Tigers this season. The right-hander has a 1.26 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 84/27 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 minor league innings since turning pro. Knebel should find a home in the Rangers bullpen by the end of this season and could end up closing sooner than later.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Corey Knebel from Triple-A Toledo.

While he has struggled in his brief time with the Tigers this season, the first-round selection from last June's draft owns a terrific 1.62 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 43/17 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 minor league innings this season.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 09:44:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Colin Walsh
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Yadiel Rivera
3B1Aaron Hill
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Ramon Flores
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Alex Presley
RF1Domingo Santana
2Michael Reed
Starting Pitcher
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Wily Peralta
3Matt Garza
4Chase Anderson
5Zach Davies
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeremy Jeffress
2Will Smith
3Corey Knebel
4Michael Blazek
5Tyler Thornburg
6Sam Freeman
7Yhonathan Barrios
8Carlos Torres
9Sean Nolin
10Zack Jones
11Blaine Boyer
12Chris Capuano
13David Goforth