Cravy Optioned, Presley Reportedly Coming Up

The Brewers made a couple of moves in order to balance out their roster following Wednesday night’s victory over Minnesota, optioning right-handed reliever Tyler Cravy to Triple-A Colorado Springs, and early reports are that outfielder Alex Presley will be called up to take his place on Milwaukee’s 25-man roster.

Presley, 30, was one of the Brewers final cuts coming out of Spring Training and he does have previous big league experience, having spent parts of six seasons in the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros.

He was off to a fast start at Colorado Springs this season, batting .344 with two doubles, a triple and a home run through his first nine games for the Sky Sox.

Cravy, a starter-turned-reliever, was also optioned to Triple-A just prior to the start of the season, but when Matt Garza suffered an injury in an exhibition game, he was re-called to take his roster spot. Cravy made five relief appearances for Milwaukee, allowing two runs in five and two-thirds innings of work and sporting a 3.18 earned run average in his limited action.

Presley is not on the Brewers 40-man roster, so a move will need to be made in order to free up a spot for him.

*The Brewers made the move official this morning, transferring Zack Jones from the 15-Day Disabled list to the 60-Day DL.

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2 thoughts on “Cravy Optioned, Presley Reportedly Coming Up

  1. My best guess is they didn’t want to start Reed’s clock yet. A right-handed bat like Reed would have made more sense to me, but if Presley struggles, they can always bring Reed up later on, in say, June, and not risk him hitting Super Two status.

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