Starting pitcher Matt Garza has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Milwaukee Brewers with a strained muscle in his back.

Right-handed pitcher Tyler Cravy was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday to replace Garza.

The Brewers say the move placing him on the DL was made retroactive to Saturday.

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The veteran right-hander departed an exhibition game start on Friday in the fourth inning with what was then described as right shoulder tightness.

Garza was looking to rebound from his worst season since his rookie year with Minnesota in 2006 after going 6-14 with a 5.63 ERA in 25 starts last season.

Garza was 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in six starts in spring training.