Texas closer Corey Knebel reinstated after being sent home for rules violation last weekend

Peter Sblendorio

Junior closer Corey Knebel has been reinstated to the Longhorn roster after being suspended for Texas’ three-game weekend series against Kansas due to a violation of team policies.

“The coaching staff feels that Corey responded in the correct way to the punishment and we hope this experience will prepare him for his future career in baseball,” head coach Augie Garrido said. “The players and coaches trust the fact that Corey will adhere to the rules of the team from this point forward.”

Knebel is 3-2 with seven saves this season and has recorded 2.00 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 27 innings. He has not pitched since April 7 against Oklahoma, when he gave up three runs in the eighth inning to the Sooners and picked up a blown save and the loss.

The right-hander will get his first chance to return to the hill on Tuesday when the Longhorns take on Texas-Pan American. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. CT at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.