The Milwaukee Brewers are still searching for an answer but at least they know the future of their bullpen is still in good hands.
The Brewers started off their season with some bad news after All-Star reliever Corey Knebel opted for Tommy John surgery, ending his 2019 campaign. For those who were hoping he would change his mind, sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Knebel went under the knife today.
Here we go! Today’s the day. “Where God guides, He provides.” Isaiah 58:11 Praying over the surgeons and my sweet husband as he goes into surgery. Let the 1st page of our new chapter begin! #roadtorecovery #blessed #letsgo #Brewers pic.twitter.com/HH8Ug125fi— Danielle Knebel (@dmknebel_xo) April 3, 2019
He's done for the year, but the only place Knebel can go is up. Thanks to another update from his wife, it sounds like the long journey back to the mound is underway after successful surgery.
HIS SURGERY WENT GREAT!!! Praise God! Praise God! Praise God!Huge shoutout to Corey’s medical team! They were God sends! Singing all the praises right now! God you are so so good! #roadtorecovery #blessed #letsgo #Brewers #tommyjohn #proudwife #stronghusband #lifesapitch pic.twitter.com/M2K4LsAUNc— Danielle Knebel (@dmknebel_xo) April 3, 2019
At this point, that's all you can hope for.
Knebel's absence is certainly going to be hard for the Brewers to overcome. He was an All-Star back in 2017 with 39 saves and still racked up a team-high 16 a year ago even with the Brewers constantly moving around their bullpen. They could add Craig Kimbrel to cover in the short term but at least they know Knebel is in the process of a comeback.