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Brewers place Matt Garza on 15-day disabled list, recall Corey Knebel

Garza is dealing with tendinitis and will miss at least the next couple of weeks.

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The Brewers have placed starting pitcher Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list due to right-shoulder tendinitis, the team announced on Twitter. The move is retroactive to July 3.

Garza pitched six innings against the Phillies in his last start, allowing four runs on 10 hits and a walk. There hadn't really been any news about an injury post-game, so it's likely this is a fairly minor thing and Garza shouldn't need much time off. Of course, there's nothing certain. Pitchers have been diagnosed with tendinitis in the past before later realizing they needed Tommy John surgery. That's what happened to Rays pitcher Alex Cobb prior to this season.

For now, however, the Brewers will go on without Garza. Which may not really be a bad thing as far as team performance goes. Garza, 31, has been suffering through a career-worst season and now has a 5.55 ERA and 68:33 K:BB ratio in 99 innings. He has given up a league-worst 120 hits this year.

Tyler Cravy, who was recently recalled to the major league squad, will take Garza's spot in the rotation and make the start Tuesday. Cravy made one start earlier this year for the Brewers, tossing seven innings of four-hit ball against the Cardinals. He also gave up three hits and a run in a two-inning relief appearance versus the Reds and has pitched very well for the Sky Sox this season in Triple-A. Wily Peralta still figures to be at least a couple of weeks from a return so both Cravy and Taylor Jungmann should have a few more chances in the majors.

Less immediately, this injury really damages any potential efforts the Brewers were making to trade Garza prior to the trade deadline. Not that it would have been easy, anyway, given his performance this season and contract.

Corey Knebel has been recalled to take Garza's spot on the roster. Knebel was somewhat surprisingly sent to the minors a few days ago after making 19 very effective relief appearances for the Brewers.