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Corey Knebel | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jan 19 - 6:00 PM

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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.
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

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.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 10:12:00 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.
Fri, May 23, 2014 01:46:00 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.
Thu, May 22, 2014 05:00:00 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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Juan Centeno
4Nevin Ashley
1B1Adam Lind
2Matt Clark
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Elian Herrera
3Donnie Murphy
SS1Jean Segura
2Luis Sardinas
3Hector Gomez
4Yadiel Rivera
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jason Rogers
3Luis Jimenez
4Pete Orr
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
3Logan Schafer
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Bryan Petersen
RF1Ryan Braun
2Shane Peterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
6Taylor Jungmann
7Hiram Burgos
8Wei-Chung Wang
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Tyler Thornburg
5Jim Henderson
6Neal Cotts
7Brandon Kintzler
8Jeremy Jeffress
9Rob Wooten
10Corey Knebel
11David Goforth
12Chris Perez
13Dontrelle Willis
14John Ely