Knebel was an National League All-Star in 2017 with a career-best 39 saves. He was a major part of the Brewers push to the NLCS in 2018. He underwent Tommy John surgery prior to the 2019 season and missed the entire year. He returned last season and struggled to find his form, finishing with a 6.08 ERA.
In other moves, the Brewers avoided going to arbitration with shortstop Orlando Arcia by signing him to a 1-year, $2 million contract, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
The team also avoided arbitration with three other players — catchers Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina, along with first baseman/designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach.
Milwaukee tendered contracts to pitchers Brandon Woodruff and Josh Hader, while they did not tender contracts for outfielders Ben Gamel and Jace Peterson, as well as pitcher Alex Claudio.