RP - MIL
The Brewers say Corey Knebel (hamstring) will be activated from the IL this weekend.
Knebel threw on Monday and Thursday. Manager Craig Counsell told reporters that his velocity was up in the latter appearance, which is certainly good to hear. Knebel has been out for the past couple of weeks with a hamstring issue.
Corey Knebel was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday due to a strained left hamstring.
Knebel will miss the next few weeks due to a strained left hamstring. He has struggled this season, owning a 9.45 ERA, 2.25 WHIP and a 7:4 K:BB across six 2/3 innings. Mark Mathias was recalled in a corresponding move.
Corey Knebel (elbow) is expected to be on the Brewers' Opening Day roster.
Knebel is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is now expected to be ready by Opening Day. The Brewers reportedly will be cautious with his workload this season. He is is expected to split time with Josh Hader in high-leverage situations.
Corey Knebel (elbow) could be ready by Opening Day, but the Brewers will be cautious with his workload.
Knebel threw live batting practice on Saturday and looked "really sharp." He is recovering from Tommy John surgery and the Brewers are being cautious with his workload. "We still consider him coming out of rehab, so we're not going to push it," said Brewers' Pitching Coach Chris Hook. Knebel is expected to split time with Josh Hader in high-leverage situations. The 28-year-old missed the entire 2019 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery at the end of March.
Corey Knebel is scheduled for his fourth bullpen today, another touch-and-feel session of about 20 pitches at 80 percent. He's hoping to be back by the first week of May.
After opting for Tommy John surgery and missing the entire 2019 season, Knebel is almost done with his rehab and should immediately assume a big role out of the Brewers' bullpen upon his tentative May return. Josh Hader has a firm lock on the closer role but Knebel and Alex Claudio will be the most valuable to come out of the bullpen in Milwaukee. Knebel made the All-Star game as a closer in 2017 but finished 2018, his last healthy season, with 88 SO, 22 BB, 3.58 ERA, and 1.084 WHIP over 55.1 IP.