Brewers reliever Corey Knebel opts for Tommy John surgery, will miss season

Corey Knebel had figured this day was coming for five years. But that didn’t make it any easier for him to pull the plug on his 2019 season before it even started.

Knebel, the probable closer for the Milwaukee Brewers, said Friday that he had decided to undergo Tommy John surgery on his damaged right UCL and will miss all of the season. His other option was to try rest and rehab, but that left open the possibility of missing two seasons.

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