Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Tyler Cravy delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 27, 2015. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo
April 3 (UPI) -- Tyler Cravy has pitched in the Milwaukee Brewers organization since 2009.
He has been in and out of the minor leagues and made his big league debut in 2015. He didn't hold back recently when he was one of the final two pitching cuts of spring training.
Cravy was told he was being sent to Class AAA Colorado Springs.
He told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Saturday that he might look for "a 9 to 5 job where I get treated like a human, at this point."
"It would just be nice to have the honesty straight up front instead of, 'Hey, you're competing for a job,' then literally out-compete everyone and be told, 'Sorry, we have other plans,'" Cravy told the Journal-Sentinel.
"It says a lot about the integrity, or lack thereof, of the guys running the show, but what are you going to do? All you can do is put up numbers and sometimes that's still not enough. I don't think they would release me. I think it would just be me deciding to quit if I chose that route. I'm just not sure I want to play for guys who treat you like this."
The right-hander apologized partially for the comments Saturday.
"My comments to the media today were a result of pure, raw emotion, just minutes after I was told I had cut for a reason I'm not aware of," Cravy tweeted. "Did I say some things I shouldn't have? Probably. Did I say some things that offended people? Probably. What comments don't nowadays? For that I apologize. Do I regret any of it? Absolutely not. I'm human, and I spoke up for myself when I felt I was being treated unfairly. Next time ill be more aware that my comments aren't too detrimental to anybody. I don't plan o quitting. Anybody that knows me knows I am the ultimate competitor in anything and everything I do, not just my job. I will continue to work hard and let my performance do the talking."
Cravy, 27, was 0-1 last season with a 2.86 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 20 appearances for the Brewers. He went 3-3 last season for AAA Colorado Springs with a 5.91 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 21 games. Cravy is arbitration eligible through 2021.