Hard-throwing right-hander Corey Knebel was pitching at Triple-A Colorado Springs this time last year.
This year, Knebel is going to play in the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star game. The 25-year-old has posted a 1.13 earned run average as the team’s closer, since he took over in mid-May.
He’s used his fastball — which can hit triple-digits — to pick up 13 saves and strike out 68 batters in less than 40 innings.
He came to Milwaukee two years ago in a trade with the Texas Rangers.
Blazek Brought Back Up
After pitching 86 games for Milwaukee over the past two seasons, pitcher Michael Blazek was sent down as the 2017 campaign opened. The Brewers wanted him to rediscover his command.
At Triple-A Colorado Springs he was converted into a starting pitcher and responded with a 2.89 earned run average.
Blazek’s back up, but he won’t be a starter in Milwaukee. He’ll work out of the bullpen, but he says the big thing for him is getting back to the big leagues.