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Corey Knebel | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas
Drafted: 2013 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Brewers and RHP Corey Knebel avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.65 million contract.
It's a well-deserved salary bump for Knebel, who had a dominant season in 2017 in his first year as the Brewers' closer. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time. Jan 12 - 12:34 PM

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Corey Knebel slammed the door on the Reds in the ninth inning on Thursday, protecting a one-run advantage to pick up his 39th save of the season.

The dominant right-hander retired all three hitters that he faced in order, two of them via the strikeout. He has been outstanding this season, compiling a 1.56 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 124/40 K/BB ratio in just 75 innings of work.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 07:28:00 PM

Corey Knebel pitched around a hit to notch his 38th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Joey Votto singled with one out and pinch-runner Phillip Ervin stole second base, but Knebel was able to induce a foulout by Eugenio Suarez to preserve the one-run victory. The Brewers' closer has been a little shaky lately, as he had taken losses in his previous two appearances.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 11:17:00 PM

Brewers closer Corey Knebel walked in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as part of the Cubs’ 5-4 victory on Friday.

Knebel kept the game tied with a scoreless ninth inning, but he walked Kris Bryant to lead off the 10th inning before Anthony Rizzo reached on a single. Brewers manager Craig Counsell elected to walk Ben Zobrist intentionally in order to load the bases. Knebel was able to get Russell Martin to strike out swinging for the first out, but he walked Tommy La Stella to force in the go-ahead run. It has been a rough couple of days for the Brewers, who are now five games back of the Cubs in the NL Central. Realistically, they are going to have to set their sights on the Wild Card race.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 12:57:00 AM

Corey Knebel made an error to blow the lead in the eighth inning, then blew the game by allowing a two runs in the ninth against the Pirates on Wednesday.

He made a throwing error that allowed an inherited runner to score in the eighth inning, then served up a walk-off, two-run bomb to Adam Frazier in the bottom of the ninth. It was only the second time in the last two months that Knebel has allowed a run. He came out of nowhere to be one of the best closers in baseball this year. He has 37 saves with a 1.52 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 71 innings this season. Last year he had two saves and a 4.68 ERA in 35 games.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 01:47:00 AM

Corey Knebel struck out a pair in a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday against the Pirates to notch his 35th save of the season.

On to protect a three-run lead, Knebel went through Sean Rodriguez, Starling Marte and John Jaso with ease, getting two swinging strikeouts and a groundout. He's now struck out a whopping 115 batters over his 68 innings this season.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 10:58:00 PM

Corey Knebel earned his 34th save of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Cubs.

Knebel gave up a broken-bat single to Jason Heyward but mostly looked dominant in the bottom of the ninth inning at Wrigley Field, striking out the other three batters he faced. The young right-hander boasts a 1.34 ERA with 113 strikeouts in 67 innings this season.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 05:18:00 PM

Corey Knebel hung on for his 33rd save of the season Friday against the Cubs.

Jason Heyward reached on a single with two outs, but Knebel struck out Javier Baez swinging to finish off the victory. The 25-year-old gave up a solo homer Wednesday against the Reds, but otherwise he has been spotless dating back to July 19.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 12:17:00 AM

Corey Knebel allowed a solo home run and a walk in the eighth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

It was the first earned run against Knebel since July 19 and the first homer off him since July 8. He hadn't pitched in five days, so the Brewers were simply trying to get him some work. The 25-year-old closer still boasts a 1.38 ERA in 65 total innings this season.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 03:44:00 PM

Corey Knebel struck out three batters in the ninth inning Friday against the Nationals for his 32nd save.

Knebel didn’t need an assist from Keon Broxton this time around, as he worked around a two-out walk to Jayson Werth to secure the victory. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last 19 appearances dating back to July 19.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 11:57:00 PM

Corey Knebel slammed the door on the Nationals in the ninth inning on Thursday, protecting a three-run advantage to earn his 31st save of the season.

The hard-throwing right-hander retired all three hitters that he faced in order without issue. He has been outstanding this season, compiling a 1.27 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 106/34 K/BB ratio across 63 2/3 innings.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 01:00:00 AM

Corey Knebel earned his 30th save of the season in the Brewers' 6-5 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Knebel gave up a single to Yadier Molina and then nearly surrendered a go-ahead two-run blast to Randal Grichuk with two outs in the top of the ninth, but Keon Broxton made a miraculous game-ending catch over the wall in center field to protect Milwaukee's one-run lead. Knebel tallied two strikeouts in the nail-biting frame. He boasts a 1.29 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings this season.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Corey Knebel picked up his 29th save of the season on Sunday, striking out two and walking one in a scoreless ninth inning as the Brewers defeated the Dodgers.

Knebel entered in the ninth inning with the Brewers clinging to a 3-2 advantage. He started out the frame in wobbly enough fashion, hitting Curtis Granderson with a pitch to put the tying run aboard with nobody out. Two outs later, he walked Logan Forsythe before finally putting the game to rest with a strikeout of Kyle Farmer. Knebel is now 29-of-34 in save chances and owns a 1.31 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 104/34 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 08:02:00 PM

Corey Knebel earned his 27th save of the season on Tuesday, working a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants to protect a one-run advantage.

Knebel allowed a leadoff single to Kelby Tomlinson, but he was cut down attempting to steal second base. He has been outstanding in the closer's role this season, compiling a 1.36 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 100/33 K/BB ratio in 59 2/3 innings.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 01:41:00 AM

Corey Knebel converted his 26th save of the season on Sunday, coming on to get the final out against the Rockies.

The Brewers entered the ninth inning with a six-run advantage, but a two-out rally from the Rockies pushed a couple of runs in and put the tying run in the on-deck circle. That's all manager Craig Counsell needed to see, calling upon his closer to save the day. The 25-year-old hurler sports an outstanding 1.38 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 98/33 K/BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings on the year.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 07:17:00 PM

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5Jacob Nottingham
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
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3Chase Anderson
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5Brandon Woodruff
6Brent Suter
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2Josh Hader
3Jacob Barnes
4Jeremy Jeffress
5Boone Logan
6Oliver Drake
7Radhames Liz
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9Erik Davis
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