Knebel agreed to a one-year, $3.65 million deal with the Brewers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
This was his first offseason as an arbitration-eligible player. He enters his age-26 season as one of the most dominant, trustworthy closers in the game. Knebel posted a 1.78 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 126 strikeouts in 76 innings last season and was successful on 39 of 45 save chances. Jan 12 12:39 pm (EST)
- Knebel struck out two batters during a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 39th save of the season during Thursday's win over Cincinnati.
- Knebel allowed a hit and recorded one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 38th save Tuesday against the Reds.
- Knebel allowed one earned run over two innings and took the loss Friday as the Brewers fell to the Cubs. He allowed two hits and posted a 2:3 K:BB in his appearance. All Corey Knebel (R) News
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