Corey Knebel to be activated from DL today

May 9, 2018

Milwaukee Brewers — Corey Knebel will be activated from the disabled list today and will return to one of the best bullpens in baseball. Josh Hader – who picked up his fifth multi-inning save of the season on Tuesday – was outstanding during Knebel’s absence and will continue to be a huge part of the Brewers’ late-inning dominance.

Updated hierarchy: Knebel | Hader | Jeffress.

Toronto Blue Jays – Major League Baseball placed Roberto Osuna on administrative leave following an arrest Tuesday morning for domestic violence. Manager John Gibbons did not commit to one guy as his closer, mentioning such names as Ryan Tepera, Tyler Clippard and John Axford as possibilities for the ninth inning. Not specifically mentioned was Seung Hwan Oh, but that does not mean he is out of the running. James Paxton’s no-hitter prevented us from getting a look at how the late innings might unfold with Toronto in the lead, so we’ll have to wait until at least tonight to see who gets the first save chance for the Blue Jays.

Updated hierarchy: *Tepera | Oh | Clippard.
* = closer-by-committee

Detroit Tigers – Alex Wilson is on the disabled list with a a left plantar fascia strain, an injury that has been described as “week-to-week.” Buck Farmer, who tossed a perfect 1.1 innings on Tuesday to earn his second hold in as many outings, has struck out seven and not allowed a run over his last five appearances.

Updated hierarchy: Greene | Jimenez | Farmer. 

Los Angeles Angels — Keynan Middleton pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday during a rehab outing in Triple-A. He is expected back later this week.

Hierarchy remains: *Bedrosian | Anderson | Parker.
* = closer-by-committee


1. Archie Bradley/Yoshihisa Hirano – All three of Arizona’s main bullpen arms have pitched in three of four, so Wednesday’s usage will dictate availability on Thursday.
2. AJ Minter – If Arodys Vizcaino pitches today it will be two straight and three of four for him.
3. Josh Fields – Kenley Jansen threw 19 pitches over two innings on Tuesday. If he has a taxing outing on Wednesday, he may get a rest on Thursday.
4. Luis Garcia – Hector Neris will have pitched in two straight and four of five if he gets the ball on Wednesday.