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Corey Knebel | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 223
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas
Drafted: 2013 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / DET
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Corey Knebel picked up his sixth save Wednesday in Milwaukee’s 1-0 win over the Cubs.
Knebel pitched a perfect ninth inning, collecting two strikeouts (both swinging) while throwing nine of his 11 pitches for strikes. The right-hander has had some ups and downs this year but has yet to allow a run over three outings this month. He’s been a strikeout machine for the Brewers, notching 19 Ks in just 13 2/3 innings (12.93 K/9). Jun 13 - 5:28 PM

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Corey Knebel notched his fifth save Wednesday in the Brewers’ 3-2 win over the Cardinals.

Knebel entered with runners on first and third with two outs in the ninth inning. He took care of business, striking out Jose Martinez to end the threat. The right-hander has posted a serviceable 3.38 ERA over nine outings since coming off the disabled list.
May 30 - 5:44 PM

Corey Knebel gave up a solo home run before slamming the door on the Mets Sunday, earning his fourth save of the season.

Knebel gave up a solo shot to pinch-hitter Devin Mesoraco to lead off the inning, making it a one-run game, and a one-out walk followed by a two-out steal put the tying run in scoring position for Michael Conforto. But Knebel fanned Conforto, his second strikeout of the inning, to end the threat and the game. Knebel has been a little shaky his last two times out but it hasn't cost the Brewers, and there's no reason to think his job is in jeopardy until it's said publicly by manager Craig Counsell.
May 27 - 5:31 PM

Corey Knebel gave up one run over two-thirds of an inning and blew a save Friday against the Mets.

Knebel retired the first two batters he faced but he then issued back-to-back walks to Michael Conforto and Devin Mesoraco before Jose Bautista tied the game with a single. The Brewers’ closer then walked Luis Guillorme — his third walk of the inning — before Jeremy Jeffress escaped the frame by inducing a grounder from Amed Rosario. The Brewers would go on to win the game in 10 innings. Knebel had his issues with walks last year, but he actually came into Friday’s appearance with just two walks in 8 2/3 innings this season. Perhaps the bigger concern is that Knebel just isn’t missing as many bats as he did last year.
May 26 - 1:43 AM

Corey Knebel worked a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday, protecting a one-run lead against the Diamondbacks to pick up his third save of the season.

Knebel has now recorded saves in back-to-back games and looks to be in every bit the dominant form that he was prior to landing on the disabled list. He allowed a leadoff walk to Jake Lamb in this one, but pinch-runner Nick Ahmed was then cut down attempting to steal. The 26-year-old hurler owns a 4.15 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 11/2 K/BB ratio in his first 8 2/3 innings on the season.
May 22 - 11:12 PM

Corey Knebel pitched a perfect ninth Monday for his first save since coming off the disabled list.

The Brewers are still easing Knebel back into regular work, so he might not get all of their save chances in the near future. Still, he should again be the preferred option in the ninth. Since coming off the DL, he's pitched five innings and allowed one run, that coming in his first appearance back.
May 21 - 11:03 PM

Corey Knebel struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning Thursday against the Rockies.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell has been working in Knebel as the right-hander rounds into form following a hamstring strain that cost him a month of action. After yielding a homer in his first game back, Knebel was much better in this outing and may have shown enough to return to the closer role the next time a save chance presents itself. Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress, both of whom have earned saves in Knebel's absence, should slide into high-leverage setup roles when Knebel returns to the back of the pen.
May 11 - 1:05 AM

Brewers activated RHP Corey Knebel from the 10-day disabled list.

Knebel is back in the Brewers' bullpen after missing a little over a month with a severe hamstring strain. He worked three scoreless rehab appearances at Double-A Biloxi and should resume his role as Milwaukee's closer after maybe one or two lower-leverage appearances. Josh Hader will continue operating in a multi-inning relief gig and is worth holding on to because of his high-level strikeout rate.
May 9 - 10:49 AM

Corey Knebel (hamstring) is likely to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.

Knebel has already joined back up with the Brewers at Miller Park after making three scoreless rehab appearances at Double-A Biloxi. The 26-year-old right-hander should return to the ninth-inning role for Milwaukee after maybe one or two lower-leverage outings. He's been sidelined since April 5 because of a severe hamstring strain.
May 8 - 4:44 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that he expects Corey Knebel (hamstring) to be activated from the disabled list before the end of this week.

What day exactly he might be activated isn't clear, but Knebel will make the second of back-to-back appearances with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday on his rehab assignment. That could be the last test he needs to pass before returning. The somewhat uncertain timetable makes Knebel a bit of a risky start in fantasy leagues this week.
May 6 - 12:44 PM

Corey Knebel (hamstring) has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A Biloxi.

He's expected to make 3-4 appearances on the farm before rejoining the Brewers on their next road trip. Knebel has been on the shelf since suffering a severe hamstring strain while delivering a pitch on April 5 against the Cubs. He figures to take back over as Milwaukee's primary ninth-inning man once he's healthy, with rising star Josh Hader continuing to work in a more flexible multi-inning role.
May 1 - 5:37 PM

Corey Knebel (hamstring) is scheduled to face hitters Monday.

Knebel completed his latest bullpen session Friday with no issues and is ready for the next step. If he gets through Monday's session with no issues, he'll begin a rehab assignment. Knebel is on track for a mid-May return.
Source: MLB.com
Apr 29 - 11:06 AM

Corey Knebel (hamstring) remains on track for a return to the Brewers in early-to-mid May.

The Brewers are currently employing a closer-by-committee approach in the ninth inning, anxiously awaiting Knebel's return. The initial diagnosis was that he would miss a minimum of six weeks and it looks like he could return at the optimistic end of that timetable.
Apr 28 - 11:40 AM

Corey Knebel (hamstring) threw off a mound Saturday for the first time since going on the disabled list.

The Brewers will proceed with caution, according to manager Craig Counsell, because Knebel's hamstring injury came while pitching. That likely means more bullpen sessions than perhaps is custom for such an injury. With that said, there's still no clear timetable on a possible return, but Saturday was a positive step.
Apr 21 - 4:54 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Friday that Corey Knebel (hamstring) will be sidelined for "a minimum of six weeks."

For what it's worth, Knebel is aiming for a 4-6 week absence. Either way, it's a brutal blow for the Brewers and for fantasy owners that used a mid-round pick on Knebel. Counsell revealed that he will use a host of relievers in the ninth inning while Knebel is sidelined, mentioning Jacob Barnes, Jeremy Jeffress, Matt Albers and Dan Jennings as possibilities. Josh Hader will remain in a multi-inning role.
Apr 6 - 4:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Manny Pina
2Erik Kratz
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Hernan Perez
3Nick Franklin
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Eric Sogard
3Tyler Saladino
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Domingo Santana
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Christian Yelich
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Chase Anderson
3Zach Davies
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Junior Guerra
6Wade Miley
7Brent Suter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jeremy Jeffress
4Matt Albers
5Boone Logan
6Dan Jennings
7Taylor Williams
8Jacob Barnes
9Adrian Houser