On December 2nd, the reigning World Champions added a big piece to their bullpen trading for Corey Knebel from the Brewers. The Crew was set to nontender Knebel, who struggled in 2020 after undergoing Tommy John, before finding a trade partner.
Knebel is a former All-Star as in 2017 he was scintillating. That season he pitched in a league-leading 76 games and posted a 1.78 ERA. The Dodgers hope that he can bounceback, but the PTBNL going to Milwaukee is now known: Leo Crawford. The lefty, who’s been compared to Brewers pitcher Brent Suter, has reached Double A so far. He’s posted a 3.22 ERA in five seasons in the minors.