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Milwaukee Brewers place Alex Wilson on paternity leave, recall Jake Petricka

Petricka didn’t stay very long in Appleton

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It looks like there was method behind the madness of sending Jake Petricka down to Class-A Wisconsin. Keeping him close so he could get back quickly turned out to be necessary. Alex Wilson is having a baby, or more precisely his wife, Kristen is. Wilson is taking paternity leave to be with his wife and children as they welcome their fourth child into the world.

With five more days on the Brewers roster, Jake Petricka acquires five years of MLB service time. At that point the Brewers must get his permission to option him to the minors. Look for the paternity leave of Wilson to end prior to that five day window.