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Corey Knebel | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 19 - 7:48 PM

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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.
Jul 23 - 11:38 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.
Jul 19 - 9:44 AM

Tigers optioned RHP Corey Knebel to Triple-A Toledo.

Knebel struck out eight but allowed five runs over 6 2/3 relief innings for the Tigers. The hard-throwing 22-year-old will be back in the big league bullpen later this season.
Jun 15 - 10:12 AM

Tigers purchased the contract of RHP Corey Knebel from Triple-A Toledo.

Knebel has made a rapid rise through the Tigers' system, as he was a sandwich round pick in last year's draft. The hard-thrower earned the promotion after putting up a 0.90 ERA and 68/19 K/BB ratio over his first 50 innings in pro ball. He'll work in low leverage situations initially but could eventually be used in the later innings.
May 23 - 1:46 PM

The Tigers will call up right-handed reliever Corey Knebel from Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

He'll take the place of Robbie Ray on the active roster. Knebel, a competitive balance pick last year, owns a 0.90 ERA and 68/19 K/BB ratio over his first 50 innings in pro ball. It's a little surprising to see him this soon, but the 22-year-old right-hander has the potential to be an impact arm out of the bullpen.
May 22 - 5:00 PM

Tigers agreed to terms with competitive balance pick RHP Corey Knebel.

Knebel was the 39th overall selection in this month's first-year player draft. The hard-throwing right-hander out of the University of Texas got a $1,433,400 signing bonus, according to Baseball America's Jim Callis.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 02:20:00 PM

Tigers made Texas RHP Corey Knebel the 39th overall selection in the 2013 draft.

Knebel, a hard-throwing reliever who served as the Longhorns' closer, could be one of the first players from the draft to reach the majors. It might even happen this year. He's probably not as good of a long-term prospect as Bruce Rondon, but he might turn out to be the Tigers' future closer if Rondon doesn't pan out.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 11:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Guilder Rodriguez
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Adam Rosales
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
3Ed Lucas
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
4Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
3Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Miles Mikolas
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Alfredo Figaro
11Jon Edwards
12Pedro Figueroa
13Michael Kirkman
14Lisalverto Bonilla