Brewers demote former All-Star Corey Knebel to the minors

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The Milwaukee Brewers have optioned reliever Corey Knebel to Triple-A Colorado Springs. A mere year ago he was an All-Star. Life comes at you fast.

Knebel has posted a 5.08 ERA this year and was demoted from closer duties. His August has been particularly brutal, with him allowing eight earned runs — nine total — in eight and a third innings. accumulating an 8.64 ERA in his 8.1 innings over 9 games. Last year he saved 39 games and posted a 1.78 ERA in 76 games.

Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress handle closer’s duties in his absence. He’ll likely be back with the club when rosters expand on September 1. Until then he’ll be working on some stuff.