Knebel (lat) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. The right-hander was already ruled out for multiple months with a lat strain, so it was only a matter of time before the Dodgers needed to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Knebel doesn't have a specific return timeline but is officially unavailable until at least late June.
Knebel was placed on the injured list with a lat strain Saturday and is expected to miss multiple months, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Knebel missed Friday's game against the Padres with what was originally called an upper triceps injury. The Dodgers are hopeful he'll be able to pitch again this season, but the fact that had to be stated hardly paints an optimistic picture. He'd been lined up as Kenley Jansen's top deputy and had already picked up a pair of saves. That role could now go to Blake Treinen.
Knebel exited Friday's game against the Padres due to an upper triceps injury, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Knebel only tossed five pitches in the ninth inning Friday before he left the game in pain with a trainer. The severity of the injury isn't yet clear, but Knebel will undergo further testing Saturday to determine the extent of the issue.
Knebel was removed from Friday's game against the Padres in the top of the ninth inning with an apparent injury, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Knebel entered Friday's contest in the ninth inning with the Dodgers trailing by two runs. He threw five pitches and issued a leadoff walk, but he appeared to be grimacing after his fifth pitch and exited the game after talking with a trainer. The nature and severity of the right-hander's injury aren't yet known.
Knebel was tagged with a blown save Friday against the Padres as a result of allowing two runs on three hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning. Both outs he registered came by way of strikeout. Knebel entered the contest having held opponents to no runs or hits over six outings, but the right-hander faltered against a tough Padres offense. He came on in the eighth inning with the Dodgers up by a pair and yielded a pair of singles followed by a two-run double off the bat of Jurickson Profar. Despite the ugly appearance, Knebel figures to continue to work in high-leverage situations and could nab a few saves when the team opts to hold out closer Kenley Jansen.
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