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Corey Knebel’s elbow is ‘reason for concern’

League Championship Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Milwaukee Brewers - Game Seven

MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 20: Corey Knebel #46 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Brewers manager Craig Counsell said today that reliever Corey Knebel is dealing with an elbow issue. Indeed, he said that there is “reason for concern,” and that Knebel will have his elbow examined. He, in all likelihood, will start the season on the injured list.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Jeffress is heading for the injured list too thanks to “shoulder weakness,” which has kept him out of games for over two weeks. While he is working his way back to strength, he is not ready for games yet. Between the two of those guys being gone, the Brewers’ biggest strength -- its bullpen -- is suddenly vulnerable.

Which makes the Brewers’ reported conversations with Craig Kimbrel all the more understandable.

UPDATE: This is not good:

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