MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2019 season.
When Craig Counsell declined to speak about injury updates on Opening Day, you kind of thought he didn't want to rain on the first day parade. Today Corey Knebel says he'll undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow #Brewers— Lance Allan (@lanceallan) March 29, 2019
Knebel was inactive for Thursday's Opening Day game due to being checked out for his elbow injury. No word was announced if he'd need Tommy John until today.
The Brewers still have a deep bullpen in All-Star relievers Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress. The Brewers are also in talks to sign former Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel, who has yet to sign with a team for 2019.
Knebel recently signed a one-year extension with the Brewers for $5.25 million in January.