Corey Knebel became a Brewer last offseason as a result of his second trade in less than six months, but he seems to have found a home in Milwaukee's bullpen. He was used in both the setup and middle relief roles and compiled a 3.22 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 58 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings. Knebel should be in the mix for saves, now that Francisco Rodriguez has been dealt to the Tigers. If he wins the closer's job, he could be a viable No. 2 closer in mixed leagues.
The Brewers recalled reliever Corey Knebel from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday after placing starting pitcher Matt Garza (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list. Knebel was optioned to the minors on Friday after posting a 2.95 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 19 relief appearances for Milwaukee. He has 19 strikeouts and seven walks in 21 1/3 innings.
The Brewers optioned reliever Corey Knebel and infielder/outfielder Jason Rogers to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday. Knebel heads to the minors with a 2.95 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 19 relief appearances for Milwaukee. He has 19 strikeouts and seven walks in 21 1/3 innings. Rogers has appeared in 51 games for Milwaukee, batting .236 with one triple, three doubles, two home runs, seven RBI, 10 runs, five walks and 17 strikeouts.
Slumping second baseman Scooter Gennett was shipped to Triple-A Colorado Springs by the Brewers on Monday, the team announced. He will be replaced on the roster by pitcher Corey Knebel . Gennett has been struggling all season, hitting a paltry .154 in 65 at-bats this year, way down from the .289 average he posted last year. He's also dealt with a hand injury that landed him on the disabled list. Knebel is 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA and six saves in 16 appearances with the Sky Sox this season. He appeared in eight games with the Tigers last season, posting no record and a 6.23 ERA.
The Brewers optioned right-hander Taylor Jungmann and right-hander Corey Knebel down to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Catcher Adam Weisenberger was sent back down to minor-league camp, per the team's official website.
Brewers pitcher Corey Knebel allowed one earned run while pitching one inning Tuesday, giving up a solo home run in his team's 6-4 win over the Padres. Knebel got a late start to his spring while dealing with a sore elbow but was able to toss a scoreless inning in his debut Friday. He was rested over the next two days before coming back Monday and giving up the home run. The reliever was shut down last August after being diagnosed with a slight ligament tear in his elbow.