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Brewers reliever Corey Knebel to have Tommy John surgery, out for year

Brewers pitcher Corey Knebel celebrates
Posted at 4:25 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 17:45:45-04

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2019 season.

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 Friday.

The Brewers have some bullpen concerns because Jeremy Jeffress also is injured. The team still has All-Star Josh Hader and is 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.