With Peralta on paternity list, Crew tabs Cravy

With Peralta on paternity list, Crew tabs Cravy

CINCINNATI -- The Brewers were making plans to place Wily Peralta on the paternity list on Thursday after the birth of his second child, and they have called up right-hander Tyler Cravy from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start Friday's game against the Reds.

Peralta's wife, Denny, gave birth to a baby girl, Ciara, in Milwaukee on Thursday, and the Peraltas named Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado the godfather. Peralta and Denny also have a son, Wily Jr.

Peralta is scheduled to rejoin the Brewers' starting rotation on Monday in Miami.

"We were preparing for it for a while," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "We knew this was a possibility."

Cravy learned of his surprise promotion on Wednesday. It's the second callup from Triple-A this season for Cravy, who was converted from the bullpen to the starting rotation upon his demotion to Colorado Springs last month. Cravy threw 64 pitches in his first start of the season, a 3 2/3-inning outing against Iowa on Sunday in which he allowed two runs.

Cravy expects to be limited to about 85 pitches on Friday before returning to Colorado Springs on Saturday.

"But anything can happen up here," Cravy said. "I thought I was going to stay in the 'pen all year, but when I got to Colorado, they said they wanted me to start, which is fine. I definitely didn't think I would be back after one start. We'll see how it goes."

Cravy was 0-6 with a 5.91 ERA in seven starts last season with the Brewers, and he went 0-2 with a 5.06 ERA in seven relief appearances. In five relief stints this year in the big leagues, he has a 3.18 ERA, having allowed two runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy, like him on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.