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|Corey Knebel a future Tigers' closer or starter? |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/1/13) Tigers' first-round pick Corey Knebel has been outstanding since joining the Class A West Michigan bullpen in June. The right-handed pitcher is 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and .158 opponents' batting average in 17 relief appearances.
Knebel also has 10 saves and 20 strikeouts in 17 innings. As of now, he will continue to work as a closer, but the Tigers remain open to developing him as a starter down the road, per MLB.com.
"It's still up there, whether I'm going to be a starter or a closer," Knebel said. "Either way is fine with me. Right now, closing is what's happening.
"I love being a closer. I go in there knowing that, hey, if I give up a run, we lose the game. It's all in my hands. There's a lot of competition. I'm not relaxed, and that's what I like about it. I wouldn't mind being a starter. Starting is something I love. I did it in high school. I'm more relaxed when I'm starting."
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