RP - LAD
Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel, who was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers via trade this offseason, is expected pitch in high-leverage situations this season, per manager Dave Roberts who was speaking with reporters on Thursday.
Knebel isn't too far removed from being a dominant closer for the Brewers back in 2017 and 2018 but he sat out the entire 2019 as he recovered from Tommy John surgery and struggled with a 6.08 ERA over 13 1/3 innings with the Brewers last year. It's a surprising comment from Roberts given the embarrassment of riches the Dodgers possess in their bullpen. Blake Treinen, Brusdar Graterol, Victor Gonzalez, and Kenley Jansen all figure to work high-leverage situations as well so this will eventually work itself out. With that said, Knebel is still a name to keep an eye on as the season approaches, especially in NSVH leagues.
The Dodgers acquired RHP Corey Knebel from the Brewers for a player to be named later.
Knebel was going to be non-tendered by the Brewers, which led to the Dodgers swooping in to make a deal happen. The 29-year-old was terrific back in 2018. He then missed all of 2019 and posted a 6.08 ERA in 15 appearances this past season. He'll likely pitch in middle relief for the defending World Champs.
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.