Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell announced that Kyle Lohse has been removed from the starting rotation and will move to the bullpen.
Rookie right-hander Tyler Cravy, recently recalled from Class AAA Colorado Springs, will take his turn in the rotation tonight when the Brewers open a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Cravy is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA in three outings with the Brewers. He was 7-7 with a 3.97 ERA at Colorado Springs in 17 starts.
Lohse started the season as the Brewers number-1 pitcher but struggled from the very start. Before being demoted, Lohse was 5-13 with a 6.31 ERA in 22 starts. He allowed 25 home runs.
Lohse led the National League with 152 hits allowed, 13 losses and 87 earned runs allowed. The 25 home runs allowed ranked second last, behind Colorado’s Kyle Kendrick (26).