Corey Knebel sent home early from Kansas for unspecified violation of team rules


Junior Corey Knebel was sent home on Saturday evening from Kansas in the middle of the Longhorns three-game series against the Jayhawks this weekend, according to sources at Texas.

Knebel, who acts as closer for the Longhorns, was sent home for unspecified violation of team rules. The situation is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday. Knebel (3-2) has posted a 2.00 ERA this season and is tied at first with Jacob Evans of Oklahoma with seven saves this season.

In his last outing, Knebel came to the mound against Oklahoma with the Longhorns up 2-1 in the eighth. Knebel allowed three runs in the eighth to lose the save. The Longhorns lost Game 3 to the Sooners 4-2 and the series 2-1.