Brewers commerce reliever Knebel to Dodgers, minimize three gamers

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers traded reliever Corey Knebel to the World Sequence champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday for a participant to be named or money.


The Brewers additionally introduced they didn’t provide 2021 contracts to left-hander Alex Claudio, outfielder Ben Gamel and utilityman Jace Peterson. The staff reached one-year offers with shortstop Orlando Arcia ($2 million), first baseman Daniel Vogelbach ($1.Four million) and catchers Omar Narváez ($2.5 million) and Manny Piña ($1.65 million).

In one other transfer, an individual acquainted with the state of affairs instructed The Related Press the Brewers agreed to phrases on a significant league contract with catcher Luke Maile. The individual spoke on situation of anonymity Wednesday as a result of the deal had not been introduced.

Milwaukee confronted a Wednesday evening deadline on whether or not to tender Knebel a contract for subsequent yr. Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns mentioned the take care of the Dodgers was accomplished earlier than that deadline.


The 29-year-old Knebel was an All-Star in 2017 and a key a part of the Brewers’ bullpen throughout their run to the 2018 NL Championship Sequence. The appropriate-hander missed the 2019 season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow and struggled after returning final season.

“Corey had an incredible profession as a Brewer,” Stearns mentioned. “He pitched in a number of the greatest video games within the historical past of this franchise, and he pitched extremely effectively in these video games. … Corey’s meant lots to this franchise. He is earned the respect of lots of people across the Brewers, and we want him very effectively.”

Knebel’s greatest season got here in 2017, when he went 1-Four with 39 saves and a 1.78 ERA in 76 appearances. He had a 6.08 ERA in 15 video games final season.


The 2013 first-round draft decide has a profession ERA of three.31 with 57 saves in 239 aid appearances. He pitched eight video games for Detroit in 2014 and had been with Milwaukee ever since.

Claudio compiled a Four.26 ERA in 20 appearances final season. Gamel batted .237 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 40 video games. Peterson hit .200 with two homers and 5 RBIs in 26 video games.

Maile, who was with the Pittsburgh Pirates final season, missed your entire abbreviated season as a consequence of a damaged proper index finger. The 29-year-old performed for Tampa Bay from 2015-16 and Toronto from 2017-19. He’s well-regarded for his defence and has a profession batting common of .198 with 10 homers and 60 RBIs in 215 video games.


The Brewers struggled to get a lot from their catchers final season.

Narváez was coming off a 22-homer season when the Brewers acquired him from Seattle in December 2019, however he batted simply .176 with two homers and 10 RBIs over 40 video games with Milwaukee.

Piña batted .231 with two homers and 5 RBIs in 15 video games earlier than season-ending knee surgical procedure. Jacob Nottingham hit .188 with 4 homers and 13 RBIs in 20 video games.


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