Peralta will have a spot on the Brewers' 26-man roster when play resumes, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
It remains to be seen if Peralta will open in the rotation or in a relief role, but the five-year contract he signed with the Brewers in late February all but guarantees he will pitch for the big club when action gets underway. Peralta allowed six earned runs over 12 innings (4.50 ERA) this spring, but opposing hitters had a tough time making contact against him, managing just six hits while being rung up 15 times (11.3 K/9).
Peralta agreed Wednesday with the Brewers on a five-year, $15.5 million contract extension, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The deal also includes a pair of club options worth a combined $14.5 million.
The 23-year-old is now under team control through the 2026 season. Peralta's long-term role is unclear, and he's yet to put everything together at the big-league level, but he's undoubtedly talented. He's made 22 starts and 33 relief appearances in the majors. His 4.79 ERA isn't particularly good, but he's struck out 30 percent of opposing batters. He's been held back thus far by a high 11.0 percent walk rate and a low 31.3 percent groundball rate. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported earlier this spring that Peralta has added a slider to his fastball-dominant repertoire, and the new weapon may have influenced Milwaukee's decision to accelerate extension talks.
Peralta is expected to finalize a long-term contract extension with the Brewers on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The 23-year-old is getting the chance to vie for a rotation spot this spring, but he proved to be a dependable bullpen piece late in 2019, holding opposing hitters to a .298 wOBA and posting a 32.6 percent strikeout rate across 49.1 relief innings. With that in mind, Milwaukee is using the five-year, $16 million deal recently signed by White Sox reliever Aaron Bummer as a starting point in its negotiations with Peralta, whose deal could be worth around $30 million if two club options are exercised. Expect the exact details of the contract to be known within the next few days, when the extension will likely be officially announced by the club.
Peralta is competing with Eric Lauer for the fifth starter spot in the Brewers' rotation, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Peralta spent most of last season in the Brewers' bullpen, but the team wants to give him another opportunity to snag a spot in the starting rotation. Peralta struggled as a starter last season but found success in that role in his rookie season of 2018, so he could have some intrigue in deeper leagues should he come away with a rotation spot.
Peralta started using his slider again to great success in the Dominican Winter League, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. "I knew that I could make the slider great, but not that fast," Peralta said. "I took two or three weeks during [Dominican Winter League] games, and when I saw those moments, down in the count or in 3-2 [counts] a lot of the time, 0-2 when you're behind in the count, I was like, 'Oh my God.' I can feel it like I feel the fastball. I can throw it whenever I want."
The Brewers encouraged Peralta to work on that pitch in the offseason. He pitched 20 innings in the Dominican regular season and playoffs and posted a 1.35 ERA with 34 strikeouts, allowing six hits and three walks. He's got an outside shot to win the fifth starter's job, but it's a good bet he'll pitch out of the bullpen as the long man if that doesn't work out.
Peralta (7-3) earned the win Thursday after holding the Padres scoreless with three strikeouts across 1.1 innings.
Peralta came into the fifth inning to replace starter Jordan Lyles and finished off the final out by whiffing Eric Hosmer. The win was the seventh of the season for the 23-year-old, who was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Sept. 1. Peralta owns a 5.36 WHIP and 1.45 ERA across 37 appearances in the majors this season.
Peralta tossed two perfect innings and picked up his sixth win of the season in Thursday's victory over the Marlins.
Peralta was tagged for two earned runs in just 0.2 innings his previous time out, but he righted the ship Thursday and picked up another win in the process. Peralta isn't pitching frequently enough to help fantasy players all that much right now, but he has been effective -- particularly in the strikeout department --since rejoining the Brewers on Sept. 1, punching out 11 batters while giving up just the two earned runs (3.38 ERA) over 5.1 innings.
Peralta was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.
Peralta was optioned to San Antonio on Aug. 18 after surrendering 10 earned runs across four innings throughout six appearances in the month. However, he had stretches of effectiveness prior to the meltdown, racking up 49 strikeouts across 39.2 innings as a reliever for the campaign. He's worked two-inning stints at Triple-A since being sent down, so Peralta will likely work as a multi-inning reliever to close the season in Milwaukee.
Peralta was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.
He gave up four earned runs without recording an out in Saturday's marathon game against the Nationals, and the righty has given up 10 runs while walking 10 in just four August innings. Peralta will rejoin the bullpen when rosters expand in September.
Peralta allowed three earned runs over 0.2 innings in Monday's victory over the Pirates.
Peralta appeared to be settling into the Brewers' late-inning mix when he recorded two wins and a save between July 21-27, but it's unclear how secure he is in that role as things stand, as he has allowed at least one earned run in four straight appearances. The Brewers don't have many other options, though, which could help Peralta earn the opportunity to get back on track without losing his standing in the pecking order.
Peralta picked up his first career save Wednesday against the Reds, and manager Craig Counsell wants to keep him in a high-leverage relief role going forward, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The right-hander struck out two and did not allow a baserunner while throwing 19 pitches.
Given how the Brewers' rotation pieces have been dropping like flies, Counsell may be overruled at some point by the front office if Peralta is needed as a spot starter. However, it sounds like the Brewers may have found a new go-to righty at the back of the bullpen. Coming into play Wednesday, Peralta boasted a 2.32 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 31 innings of relief. He has been touching the upper-90s with his fastball out of the bullpen. In this contest, Josh Hader was called upon in a key spot in the seventh inning and also pitched the eighth before Peralta came in for the ninth. Hader will still probably get the majority of the save chances, but Peralta could get a handful of opportunities over the rest of the season if he remains in this role.
Peralta struck out three batters over a scoreless inning of relief in Saturday's victory over the Giants.
Peralta was able to work around a couple one-out walks by eliminating any balls in play from the other three batters he faced in his frame. Peralta started eight games in the first half, but he came out of the bullpen in his last seven appearances, and figures to continue working in relief with the Brewers' rotation set coming out of the All-Star break.
Peralta replaced starter Jhoulys Chacin in the fifth inning of Monday's loss to the Pirates and threw 2.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Peralta was on top of his game Monday, stranding three inherited runners by recording the final out of the fifth inning, hitting 97 on the radar gun and allowing just one runner to reach base. However, the extended outing, in which he threw 35 pitches, likely prevents him from starting for the Brewers anytime soon, as the rotation is already full and Gio Gonzalez (arm) is close to returning. That may not be the worst outcome for Peralta, though, considering he owns a 7.07 ERA over 35.2 innings in his eight starts this season, and a far better 1.84 ERA over 14.2 innings of relief. If the Brewers do want Peralta to continue working as a starter, they could decide to send him down when Gonzalez comes off the injured list.
Peralta (3-3) took the loss Tuesday as the Brewers fell 10-8 to the Astros, coughing up six runs on eight hits and a walk over four-plus innings while striking out seven.
Five of the eight hits by Houston went for extra bases, including homers by Tyler White and Yuli Gurriel. Peralta now has a 5.81 ERA and 59:14 K:BB through 48 innings, and with Jhoulys Chacin (back) nearing a return, he could be headed back to the bullpen.
Peralta (3-2) allowed one run on four hits and struck out nine over six innings Thursday in a win over the Marlins.
Peralta has struggled to get through the first inning of his starts so far this season, but he managed to breeze through the first Thursday and would go on to deliver a quality start. His only run allowed came in the sixth inning on a single to center field. The 23-year-old right-hander found success by pounding the strike zone (62 of 91 pitches were strikes) and by inducing seven groundouts. Peralta now owns a 5.11 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with a 52:13 K:BB over 44 innings this season, though he figures to be used as a reliever going forward.
Peralta has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Marlins.
Peralta pitched out of the bullpen in four of his last five appearances, but he will get a chance to start Thursday with fellow starters Jhoulys Chacin (back) and Gio Gonzalez (arm) on the injured list. Peralta owned an unsightly 8.31 ERA after his May 2 start, but he has been better since, posting a 2.20 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 18:3 K:BB in 16.1 innings over the previously mentioned five-game stretch.
Manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that Peralta is likely to make a spot start later this week, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The Brewers are being forced to shuffle their starting rotation with Gio Gonzalez (arm) and Jhoulys Chacin (back) landing on the injured list, and Peralta looks to be one of the beneficiaries. Monday's off day means the team won't need an additional starter until Saturday versus Pittsburgh, but the young righty could be slotted in earlier if Counsell wants to provide someone an extra day of rest. Peralta allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits over 3.1 innings during his last appearance Friday.
Peralta will be available out of the bullpen beginning Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
With Chase Anderson (finger) set to rejoin the rotation Saturday, Peralta will transition to a relief role. The right-handed Peralta has struggled with command and inconsistency this season, resulting in a 6.16 ERA and 1.63 WHIP across 30.2 innings. Peralta could rejoin the rotation should an opening arise, but he'll offer length out of the bullpen for the Brewers for the time being.
Peralta didn't factor into the decision against the Phillies on Monday, giving up two runs (one earned) on seven hits over four innings, striking out five, and walking none as the Brewers fell 7-4.
Peralta only conceded one earned run, but wasn't efficient, as he needed 80 pitches to get through four frames before exiting the contest. The right-hander tossed an eight-inning, 11-strikeout gem against the Reds on April 3, but he's struggled on the whole so far this season, as he's sporting a 6.16 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP over 30.2 innings.
Peralta will start Monday's game against the Phillies, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Peralta threw the ball well his last time out as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen, tossing five scoreless frames against Washington. The 22-year-old has struggled to get through the first inning at times throughout his young career, but skipper Craig Counsell will give him another shot in the series opener.
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