Struggling reliever Corey Knebel optioned to AAA Colorado Springs; Joakim Soria likely off DL

Struggling Brewers reliever Corey Knebel is headed down to AAA Colorado Springs, according to multiple reports from Brewers beat reporters.

Knebel, 26, had a 5.08 ERA this season following a 2017 season in which he was named to the National League All-Star team. In 2018, Knebel converted 14 saves but was on the mound in 19 save situations. His 7 home runs given up this season are the most for him since 8 in his 2015 rookie campaign.

The option of Knebel is likely to pave the way for a return from the DL for reliever Joakim Soria. Soria had been sidelined since last week's loss to the San Diego Padres.

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