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Corey Knebel | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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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Corey Knebel struck out all three batters he faced in a Cactus League appearance Tuesday against the Cubs.
Knebel carved through Willson Contreras, Miguel Montero, and Matt Szczur in the bottom of the sixth inning. The 25-year-old right-hander is expected to open the 2017 season as a setup man for new Brewers closer Neftali Feliz. Mar 14 - 6:53 PM

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

Knebel was terrific for the Brewers in 2015, but a spring oblique injury really threw off his standing in Milwaukee this season. He's been dominant in the minors and should be an asset down the stretch.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 02:43:00 PM

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

Knebel has plenty of upside, but he's posted an 8.31 ERA and walked six over 4 1/3 innings this season. He'll be back at some point.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Brewers activated RHP Corey Knebel from the 15-day disabled list.

Knebel suffered an oblique injury at the end of spring training and has been on the disabled list since the start of the 2016 season. He pitched well in his rehab work at Triple-A Colorado Springs. In 2015, the 24-year-old southpaw held a 3.22 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 58/17 K/BB ratio across 57 1/3 frames.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Corey Knebel (oblique) tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings Monday in his latest rehab appearance with Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Knebel made four scoreless appearances between High-A and Triple-A while posting a 9/1 K/BB ratio over 5 2/3 innings. He should rejoin the Brewers later this week. The 24-year-old posted a 3.22 ERA and 58/17 K/BB ratio over 50 1/3 innings in the majors last season.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Corey Knebel is scheduled to make two rehab appearances with High-A Brevard and two appearances with Triple-A Colorado Springs before he returns to the Brewers bullpen.

The right-hander is expected to work in a setup role upon his return to the Brewers. He registered a 3.22 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 58/17 K/BB ratio over 50 1/3 innings with the big league club in 2015.
Sat, May 28, 2016 02:23:00 PM

Corey Knebel (oblique) is scheduled to throw a 45-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.

He'll treat it like a two-inning appearance, with a break somewhere in the middle of those 45 pitches. The next step for Knebel will be live batting practice, then a rehab assignment. He's probably at least two weeks away from his 2016 major league debut. Knebel registered a promising 3.22 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 48 appearances last season for the Brewers and will slide back into a setup role when he's ready.
Tue, May 24, 2016 05:48:00 PM

Corey Knebel (oblique) will throw off a mound next week.

He resumed throwing on flat ground about two weeks ago. Once he's comfortable on the mound again, Knebel's next step will be facing live hitters. There's no evidence that Knebel is close to beginning a rehab assignment, though it does sound like he's making progress in his recovery from a strained left oblique.
Sat, May 14, 2016 04:27:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 05:49:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 02:48:00 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.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 12:31:00 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.
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 01:21:00 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.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 02:50:00 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

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