Knebel (elbow) signed a one-year contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

The right-hander missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery at the end of March and won't be ready to go for Opening Day, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, but the team isn't ruling him out beyond the first month of the season. Given Josh Hader's emergence as the closer last season, Knebel likely won't serve as the closer in 2020, but he could receive some saves in order to help limit Hader's workload.

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