Phillies Reliever Shut Down For The Season

Just a day after placing co-closer Seranthony Dominguez on the 15-day IL, the Philadelphia Phillies have now announced that the season is over for reliever Corey Knebel, placing him on the 60-day IL. 

Knebel has a tear in his shoulder capsule and will be trying to avoid surgery by receiving stem-cell treatment.

The 30-year-old looked like a promising high-leverage reliever at one point in his career, putting together a 3-year span with the Milwaukee Brewers that included an All-Star appearance, 57 saves, and a 3.20 ERA.

But things have deteriorated for Knebel since then, with injuries playing havoc with his career. He missed the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery, and had a promising season in 2021 with the Los Angeles Dodgers cut short by injuries as well. 

He'll be a free agent after the season (and after he's recovered from the shoulder injury), after completing this one-year, $10M contract with the Phillies. He pitched to a 3.43 ERA in 46 appearances, with 12 saves and a 1.37 WHIP.

The Phils have selected the contract of right-hander Tyler Cyr to take Dominguez's spot on the roster. 

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