RP - LAD - IL60
The Dodgers transferred RHP Corey Knebel (lat) to the 60-day IL.
This was a procedural move for the Dodgers after Dustin May (arm) landed on the IL. Knebel's timeline hasn't changed. He's still targeting a mid-summer return.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says RHP Corey Knebel has been diagnosed with a lat injury and will be placed on the injured list.
Roberts added that the team is still awaiting full test results, but that the expectations is Knebel will miss "months." The hope is that the right-hander, who was having a fantastic bounce back season, can return later this year.
Dodgers RP Corey Knebel suffered an upper triceps injury in Friday's loss to the Padres.
Knebel felt some discomfort in his pitching arm and was quickly removed from the contest. The 29-year-old has dealt with a plethora of injuries over the years, so this was particularly unfortunate to witness. Knebel is being sent for tests and we should know more in the coming days.
RHP Corey Knebel picked up his second save of the season on Friday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning with three strikeouts in a 1-0 win over the Nationals.
The Dodgers and Nationals were locked up in a pitcher's duel all afternoon as starters Walker Buehler and Joe Ross both did their thing. It's worth noting that the Dodgers had the day off on Thursday and that it was Knebel and not Kenley Jansen who got the save opportunity in the close game. Knebel shut the door on the Nats with three strikeouts to preserve the 1-0 win for LA. He's now 2-for-2 on save chances this year with a 0.00 ERA, 0.30 WHIP, and 6:1 K/BB ratio over 3 1/3 innings. We could still be looking at a committee in Los Angeles but Knebel is most definitely worth a speculative add as he's looked the best of all the Dodgers' relievers thus far.
Corey Knebel picked up his first save of the season on Sunday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning, recording one strikeout and allowing no baserunners in the Dodgers 4-2 win over the Rockies.
Kenley Jansen picked up a five-out save on Saturday so he was unavailable to pitch on Sunday. Knebel was given the save opportunity instead and did his job, preserving the game and the series win for the Dodgers. Jansen is still the regular closer for the Dodgers but Knebel should pick up some opportunities here and there moving forward.