Getting some work in after not pitching in the three games against St. Louis, Knebel hit Javier Baez with a pitch before surrendering a two-run home run to Jason Heyward.
After striking out Ian Happ, Knebel collapsed on the mound after delivering a pitch to Tommy La Stella.
This is bad news for the Brewers as Corey Knebel goes down with an injury. pic.twitter.com/wpJGeBnbi9— Justus Cleveland (@JustusCleveland) April 6, 2018
You can see Knebel immediately grab the hamstring area behind his left knee as he falls to the ground. He wasn’t able to put any weight on the leg as he was carried off the field.
As Adam McCalvy notes, it’s the same general area Knebel tweaked while pitching on a wet mound in Spring Training.
Brewers All-Star closer Corey Knebel threw a pitch and went down holding his left leg/knee. He had an issue with that knee in Spring Training. Being helped off the mound and cannot put any weight on that leg.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 6, 2018
It’ll take awhile for details on what the injury actually is to come out, but it looks safe to say the Brewers will need a new closer for an extended amount of time.
The Brewers confirm it’s a hamstring injury, and the severity will be determined with an MRI tomorrow.
Brewers will place Corey Knebel on the disabled list with a left hamstring injury. He will undergo an MRI on Friday to determine the extent of the injury.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 6, 2018