Phillies Roster Moves: Corey Knebel returns from the COVID-related IL, Jeff Singer DFA’d
Phillies closer Corey Knebel has been reinstated from the COVID-related IL, according to the team. As a corresponding move, relief pitcher Jeff Singer has been designated for assignment.
Singer was called up last night to take the place of Knebel in the bullpen. Knebel had flu-like symptoms in Game 2, missing Monday night’s game and was put on the COVID-IL yesterday as a precaution but must have cleared protocols and now will be returning to the team for this afternoon’s series finale against the New York Mets.
Singer pitched 44 games in Lehigh Valley last season, tallying a 4.75 ERA in 53 innings pitched. He struck out 67 batters while posting a SO/9 ratio of 11.4. Singer has shined in the minors, posting a 2.34 ERA in 42 games back in 2019 with Reading.
The left-hander has now been DFA’d by the team, and will hopefully be back in the minors once he clears waivers. Singer’s been a consistent arm in the minors for multiple years and is a good insurance piece to have in an emergency situation.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies look to win the series against the Mets today at 1:05, after falling 2-0 last night in Game 2. Aaron Nola will square off against Max Scherzer.
Mandatory Credit: Rich Schultz