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Brewers reliever Corey Knebel to miss all of 2019 season to undergo Tommy John surgery

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel will miss the entire 2019 season after deciding to undergo Tommy John surgery.

The 27-year-old Knebel will have the surgery in the first week of April.

The Brewers reliever talked to reporters at Miller Park on Friday, before the Brewers second game of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals. Knebel said he was presented two options to either have surgery and miss the entire season or do rehab and try and get healthy by the summer. 

Knebel says he weighed the options and decided on the surgery since there was no guarantee rehab would work and he would then have to have surgery anyway and possibly miss two seasons.

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