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Dodgers: Corey Knebel Completes Final Stage of Recovery from Injury



As the roster turns for the Dodgers, it looks like a big bullpen piece could be set to join the team on the road in Philadelphia this coming week. Right-handed reliever Corey Knebel has been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City over the last week or so. On Friday and Saturday he tossed back to back scoreless appearances.

With that, his rehab should be complete. Moreover, Dave Roberts said last week that the reliever would need to complete 1. an “up and down” outing (pitch in more than one inning) and 2. throw on back to back days. Barring any setback, Knebel could join the active roster as soon as Tuesday as the Dodgers visit the Phillies.

In 8 games this season, Corey allowed 3 runs over 6 innings pitched (4.50 ERA). He held the competition scoreless in his first 6 outings in 2021. He’ll add some much needed back-end of the bullpen help for a Dodgers team that has struggled mightily at times holding opposing teams at bay late in games. 

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Written by Selena Marquez

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  1. Knebel should be made the closer but Davey Dingbat is too stupid to make the move. He’s great at two things, slappin’ asses and massaging egos while calling guys “dude”. Putz

  2. Knebel will give us that Ace in the hole. Then Jansen can be limited to lower leverage appearances. Three run leads. Lower parts of the order to face. Etc. Going forward, Kahnle will be back next year and Bickford should be given thought as well. Don’t see us resigning Kenley for anything other than a setup role. Graterol is the one who should have a shot, too; but just doesn’t miss many bats.

    • well Kenley shut them down last night in a save situation with only a 2 run lead, and after having thrown the game before. Try again please

      • Joe , Kenley shut down a Angels line up with out Trout, Rendon,Ohtanni, etc. If they were on that team not a rats chance in hell Kenley survives that kind of line up which we will be seeing every game in the playoff’s. If you think Jansen is the same as he was 4 years ago you probably haven’t been watching the team. Kenley’s walks to strikeout ratio is the worst of his career. Kenley belongs in the 7th inning because Kelli, Trienen, and Knebel if healthy are all better against the top line ups in the majors..

    • Agree with your take here. We will also have Caleb Ferguson back next year. Not counting on May until. 2023. Graterol is still a work in progress. We just have to work with him, and give him opportunities to develop. If all goes well for Knebel, I see him and Trienen as a serious one two punch.

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