Knebel was recalled Thursday. Knebel was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday to replace Michael Blazek who was optioned on Sunday. Knebel has accumulated a 1.42 ERA over his last 10 outings for the Brewers Triple-A Affiliate and figures to provide bullpen depth during his most recent stay in the majors.
Knebel was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. After missing a good chunk to begin the season because of an oblique issue, Knebel struggled out of the Brewers' bullpen, allowing four earned runs in 4.1 innings. His return to Triple-A opens up a spot for Michael Blazek to be activated off the 15-day DL, but it certainly wouldn't be surprising if he's back in the majors at some point later in the season.
Knebel (oblique) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. The 24-year-old reliever was expected to join the Brewers at some point this week, and will strengthen the back end of the team's bullpen. He didn't allow a run over 5.2 innings of rehab work between two of Milwaukee's minor league affiliate and could be a candidate to pitch the seventh inning in front of Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress.
Knebel (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list and return to the Brewers within the week, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. Knebel has been dealing with a strained oblique all season and has yet to appear in the majors this year. He was one of Milwaukee's best relievers in 2015, when he struck out 58 batters with a 3.22 ERA over 50.1 innings. Expect him to primarily work the seventh inning out of Milwaukee's bullpen setting up Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress.
Knebel (oblique) moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday. Knebel had made two appearances at High-A Brevard County, where he struck out six batters across three scoreless innings. The 23-year-old was slated to be a key member of the Brewers bullpen heading into spring training, but those plans were foiled after he suffered the oblique strain in early April. As a result, Knebel may have to work in a low-leverage role upon returning to the Brewers before manager Craig Counsell tabs him for more important innings.