MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers reliever Corey Knebel says he will have Tommy John surgery and miss the season, a major setback for the NL Central champions.
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DAY OF DECISION
Corey Knebel plans to choose a course of action on his ailing right elbow, potentially sidelining a key part of...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corey Knebel will decide on Friday what to do about his ailing right elbow, potentially sidelining a key part of Milwaukee's vaunted bullpen for the season.
Wilson, Brewers finalize $750,000, 1-year deal
MONTREAL (AP) — Reliever Alex Wilson and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a $750,000, one-year contract, a deal that includes $825,000 in performance bonuses.
Brewers’ overpowering bullpen banged up entering ’19
PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers vaunted bullpen is entering the season without a couple of its most imposing pieces.
Corey Knebel is out indefinitely with a partial tear of the ulnar...
Brewers reach $5,125,000 deal with Knebel for 2019
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $5,125,000 deal for 2019 with reliever Corey Knebel.
The Brewers avoided arbitration with all their remaining players who were eligible, including Knebel, who went 4-3 with a 3.58 ERA and 16 saves last year in an injury-shortened season. He had 39 saves in 2017.
Milwaukee also reached one-year deals with third baseman Travis Shaw ($4,675,000) and pitchers Alex Claudio ($1,275,000), Zach Davies ($2.6 million) and Junior Guerra ($2,225,000).
Brewers’ bullpen runs out of gas in Game 7 loss to Dodgers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell and the Milwaukee Brewers relied on their bullpen all season long.
Those hard-throwing relievers finally ran out of gas in the NL Championship Series.
Josh Hader was brilliant as usual, but Jeremy Jeffress was tagged for a crucial three-run homer by Yasiel Puig and the Brewers never recovered, losing 5-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 on Saturday night.
Brewers send former closer Corey Knebel to Triple-A
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers demoted ex-closer and 2017 All-Star Corey Knebel to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday to work on his mechanics.
It's been a dramatic fall this season for Knebel, who until late July was Milwaukee's closer.
The right-hander has a 7.24 ERA since the All-Star break that has raised his season ERA to 5.08. In his last seven appearances, Knebel is 0-2 with an 11.37 ERA.
Brewers place Soria on 10-day DL with right groin strain
ATLANTA (AP) — Brewers right-hander Joakim Soria was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday because of a strained right groin.
Soria was injured while giving up a grand slam to Hunter Renfroe in the ninth inning Thursday in an 8-4 home loss to San Diego. He left the after facing two batters.
"We'll just treat it and maybe by the end of the weekend we'll have a better idea," manager Craig Counsell said.
Hunter Renfroe homers in 4th straight game as Padres win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hunter Renfroe's power surge is a welcome sight for the San Diego Padres.
Renfroe's grand slam keyed a six-run rally that stunned the Milwaukee Brewers and gave the Padres an 8-4 victory on Thursday.
Renfroe hit a home run for the fourth straight game, a blast into the left-field bleachers off Brewers reliever Joakim Soria. San Diego entered the ninth inning trailing 4-2, but rallied against Brewers closer Corey Knebel and Soria.
Arenado’s homer lifts Rockies over Brewers, 5-4 in 11
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies can finally relax on the flight home.
Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Sunday thanks to an overturned replay review.
Arenado's 29th homer of the season came off Brewers closer Corey Knebel (2-2) and helped the Rockies avoid a sweep, giving them a sigh of relief after finishing an otherwise tough Midwest trip losers of five of seven.
Thames, Yelich lead Brewers to 5-2 win over Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers fans nearly filled their home stadium Monday night for a reboot of "Mannywood," and then the Milwaukee Brewers stepped in to spoil the party.
Eric Thames hit a three-run home run and Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 14 games as the Milwaukee Brewers overcame a brief power outage delay and beat Los Angeles 5-2.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — With the bases loaded and the game tied in the 10th inning, Brad Miller plotted his approach as he came to the plate.
"You just look like you're going to swing and don't swing," Miller said.
Miller drew a bases-loaded walk with one out and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers rallied past the Minnesota Twins, 6-5 on Monday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have selected the contract of utility player Nick Franklin from Double-A Biloxi, sending infielder Eric Sogard to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Milwaukee also transferred Stephen Vogt to the 60-day disabled list after the catcher suffered a setback in his comeback from a right shoulder injury.
But the bullpen could get All-Star closer Corey Knebel back from a left hamstring injury. He has been sidelined since early April.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers All-Star closer Corey Knebel was placed on the 10-day disabled list and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks because of a strained left hamstring.
Knebel was walking with a limp Friday, a day after he was injured while pitching against St. Louis.
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs are suddenly trending in opposite directions.
After being held scoreless for 19 consecutive innings, the Cubs quelled some concerns about their sputtering offense.
Thanks to the production by the bottom half of their batting order and the ineffectiveness of Milwaukee starter Brent Suter, the Cubs surged to an 8-0 victory over the Brewers on Thursday night at Miller Park.
Lester, Cubs blank Brewers 8-0; Knebel going to DL
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jon Lester's second start was a big improvement over his first outing.
Lester pitched six sharp innings, nailed a runner with his weird, one-hop throw and hit a tricky grounder that was tough to corral as the Chicago Cubs beat the frustrated and fragile Milwaukee Brewers 8-0 Thursday night.
On opening day, he lasted 3 1-3 innings and gave up three earned runs and seven hits at Miami.
- Wisconsin State JournalBrewers reliever Corey Knebel opts for Tommy John surgery, will miss seasonMarch 31, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalWith Corey Knebel, Jeremy Jeffress injured, Brewers' bullpen faces uncertaintyMarch 29, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalBrewers reliever Corey Knebel to get second opinion on ailing elbowMarch 22, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalBrewers promote 5 from minors a day after acquiring 3 players in tradesSeptember 2, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalDemoted Corey Knebel heads to minors looking for reliefAugust 28, 2018
SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Braun hit a three-run home run on an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday night to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-6 victory over the San Diego Padres.
The Brewers (2-0) trailed 6-3 entering the ninth but got a run-scoring single from Jonathan Villar and an RBI groundout from Lorenzo Cain to pull within 6-5.
Christian Yelich followed Cain at the plate and grounded into a fielder's choice, with Orlando Arcia thrown out at the plate on the play.
Two players who might be on the outside looking in starred Tuesday for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Jesus Aguilar, whose role as backup first baseman has been muddled this spring with Ryan Braun auditioning to share time with Eric Thames, hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh in the Brewers’ 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.
After spending the first week of Cactus League games on the sidelines, All-Star closer Corey Knebel and the rest of Milwaukee’s mainstay relievers joined the fray on Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Knebel, left-hander Josh Hader and free-agent addition Matt Albers made their debuts in a 6-1 win over the host Diamondbacks, to be followed Friday by Jacob Barnes, Jeremy Jeffress and another newcomer, lefty Boone Logan, against the Mariners at Maryvale Baseball Park.
Brewers counting on another top season Knebel, bullpen
PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are counting on another top season from closer Corey Knebel to anchor a bullpen that was one of the National League's best last season.
"That was our biggest strength," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.
Milwaukee ranked among the NL's top five in ERA (3.83), strikeouts (615) and victories (27). Knebel had 39 saves in 45 chances, a 1.78 ERA and 126 batters in 76 innings — an average of 14.92 strikeouts per nine innings.
Brewers boost bullpen, finalize $5M, 2-year deal with Albers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Reliever Matt Albers has finalized a $5 million, two-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who adding a veteran right-hander to help set up for All-Star closer Corey Knebel.
The 35-year old is coming off a standout season in Washington, where he was a career-best 7-2 with a 1.62 ERA in 63 games.
Albers will make $2.5 million in each of the next two seasons. The deal announced Tuesday includes $1 million annually in performance bonuses based on games pitched.
Brewers avoid arbitration with all their eligible players
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have avoided arbitration with all of their eligible players after reaching one-year agreements with pitchers Jimmy Nelson and Corey Knebel, as well as infielders Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez.
Nelson reached a $3.7 million deal for 2018 after a breakthrough season in which he went 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA and a team-leading 199 strikeouts. Knebel, who made the All-Star team in his first year as closer, gets $3.65 million.
Exceeding expectations, hopeful Brewers look forward to ’18
MILWAUKEE (AP) — So much for rebuilding.
The Milwaukee Brewers shattered preseason expectations by staying in the playoff chase until the last weekend of the season.
Cubs take control in NL Central with 5-4 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A bases-loaded walk forced in the go-ahead run for the Chicago Cubs.
A tag held on to get a runner in the split-second that his foot lifted off the base erased the potential tying run for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Manager Joe Maddon's team tightened its grip on the NL Central by excelling at the little things in another big game at Miller Park.
Frazier’s walk-off homer lifts Pirates by Brewers 6-4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee closer Corey Knebel shook off catcher Jett Bandy with two outs in the ninth, confident he could get an inside fastball past Pittsburgh's Adam Frazier.
Santana homers, Brewers keep pace in NL Central with 1-0 win
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The zeroes keep piling up for Brewers' pitchers. So are the wins.
Chase Anderson had eight strikeouts in six innings, Domingo Santana homered and the Milwaukee Brewers shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second straight day, 1-0 on Tuesday night.
The Brewers won for the ninth time in 11 games, keeping pace in the NL Central and wild-card races. It was the 12th shutout of the season for the Brewers, tied for the second-most in the NL.
Brewers beat Cubs 3-1 for sweep, close within 2 games
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers needed to sweep the Chicago Cubs, and they did.
Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer, Zach Davies earned his major league-best 17th win and the Brewers beat Chicago 3-1 Sunday to close within two games of the NL Central leaders.
Nelson strikes out 11 in Brewers’ 1-0 win over Nationals
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jimmy Nelson scattered three singles and struck out 11 over seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Washington Nationals 1-0 on Friday night.
Neil Walker, obtained from the New York Mets on Aug. 12, homered in the first inning off Tanner Roark (11-9).
Nelson (11-6) tied his career high in strikeouts while pitching out of trouble in the first three innings before settling down. The right-hander walked three and hit one batter, retiring 13 of the final 14 batters he faced.
Brewers hold off Cardinals for 6-5 victory
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pitcher Corey Knebel told center fielder Keon Broxton he owes him big time.
For good reason.
Domingo Santana and Jonathan Villar homered in the sixth inning, and Broxton made a leaping catch over the wall for the final out in the Milwaukee Brewers' 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.