New Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel agreed to a $5.25 million, one-year contract on Thursday that avoided salary arbitration, and pitcher Dylan Floro agreed to $975,000. The 29-year-old Knebel was acquired from Milwaukee on Dec. 2 ahead of the deadline for teams to offer 2021 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Knebel was an All-Star in 2017 and a key part of the Brewers' bullpen during their run to the 2018 NL Championship Series.
Much of the offseason for the Milwaukee Brewers has seen a focus on adding depth pieces at the minor league level. Earlier today, the team announced that they had added a new hurler down on the lower end of the farm system, rolling the dice on former Cubs’ draftee Zach Mort. An eighth-round pick by the North Siders back in 2018, Mort has put up solid run prevention numbers across two full minor league seasons.
New Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract that avoided salary arbitration.