Knebel (elbow) reported no setbacks in his recovery Sunday and hopes to return from the injured list around mid-April, Scott Grodsky of CBS 58 News reports.
The 27-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in late March 2019, so a return in mid-April would essentially be a best-case scenario in his recovery. Knebel began throwing off flat ground in late July and is expected to resume mound work next week, per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Pitches and catchers report to spring training for the Brewers on Feb. 13, so more comprehensive updates for the right-hander should be on the horizon. Knebel figures to slot into a high-leverage role for the Brewers once healthy, though it remains to be seen whether he's able to unseat Josh Hader from the closer's role.