RP,SP - LAD
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a change on Thursday as Corey Knebel will draw the start.
It was initially expected that Julio Urias would draw the start, but the Dodgers are making the change to Knebel as the opener. Urias should still enter the game early in relief after Knebel.
RHP Corey Knebel earned the save on Saturday when he recorded one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to seal the Dodgers' 2-1 win over the Mets.
Knebel replaced Phil Bickford who worked 1 1/3 innings before getting removed with two outs in the 10th inning. Knebel got Brandon Nimmo to ground out to end the contest and seal the win for LA. The veteran reliever missed nearly four months of action with a lat injury but he should be good to go down the stretch. He owns a 3.38 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 13:4 K/BB ratio over eight innings on the year.
Dodgers RHP Corey Knebel (lat) will appear in a simulated game on Monday.
Knebel has been out since late April due to his lat strain. The right-hander could begin a rehab assignment in the near future, and he's someone to monitor for fantasy leagues that count saves and hold. The right-hander was pitching very well prior to going down.
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.