Peralta was reinstated from the paternity list Saturday.
Peralta spent two days on the paternity list, but he'll be available out of the bullpen once again for the final two games of the regular season. Southpaw Eric Lauer was optioned to the alternate training site to make room on the active roster.
Peralta was placed on the paternity list Thursday.
Peralta has pitched well recently as he's allowed just one run over his last five appearances while earning two wins during that time. He'll take a few days off after the birth of his child. Players usually spend approximately three days on the paternity list, so it's unclear whether he'll return during the regular season. However, he could be available out of the bullpen if the Brewers qualify for the postseason. Left-hander Eric Lauer was recalled in a corresponding move.
Peralta (3-1) pitched two perfect innings and struck out three to earn the win in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Cardinals.
Peralta followed opener Brent Suter in the contest. The 24-year-old Peralta was particularly impressive in the fifth inning, striking out the side on 14 pitches. He's posted a 3.51 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 43:11 K:BB across 25.2 innings this season. Peralta also has two holds in 13 appearances.
Peralta (2-1) picked up the win in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, allowing one unearned run on one hit while pitching the eighth inning.
Tyler O'Neill started the inning on second base and later came around to score on Tommy Edman's two-out single. Peralta was not charged with an earned run and the Brewers rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning to give him his second win of the season. The right-hander holds a 3.80 ERA across 23.2 innings on the campaign.
Peralta threw 1.2 scoreless innings in Saturday's loss to Cleveland. He did not allow a hit, struck out four batters and walked three.
Peralta had some command issues Saturday, but he was able to prevent the opponent from putting any runs on the scoreboard. Peralta has allowed multiple runs on four separate occasions this season, but since giving up a season-high four tallies in his first outing he has posted a 3.06 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 35:8 K:BB in 17.2 innings over nine relief appearances.
Peralta (1-1) picked up the win in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Cubs, allowing only one hit over two scoreless innings of relief while striking out five.
Entering the game in the fifth inning with the bases loaded and one out, Peralta needed only eight pitches to strike out Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber to end the Chicago rally. A three-run blast by Christian Yelich in the top of the sixth then made Peralta the winner. The right-hander has been incredible in long relief lately, reeling off nine shutout innings with an absurd 19:2 K:BB over his last three appearances, but whether that run of dominance will encourage the Brewers to give him another look in the rotation remains to be seen.
Peralta struck out eight batters over four scoreless innings of relief in Monday's loss to the Twins. He allowed just one hit and walked just one batter in the outing.
The Brewers moved Peralta from the rotation into a long-relief role last week, and he has been dominant since the switch, tossing seven scoreless frames over two outings while allowing just five hitters to reach base and punching out 14 of them.
Peralta seems set to move to the bullpen with Eric Lauer starting Friday's game against the Reds, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Peralta started July 26 against the Cubs and was pulled after allowing four runs over three innings, and he already appeared to be the top candidate to exit the rotation with Brett Anderson returning from the injured list earlier this week. The Brewers didn't play any games last weekend due to the Cardinals' COVID-19 outbreak, so the team positioning Lauer in the rotation Friday is a solid indication of where Peralta currently stands in the pecking order.
Peralta (0-1) allowed four runs across three innings Sunday, striking out three batters and taking the loss against the Cubs. He allowed three hits and two walks.
Peralta had allowed just one run through three innings but issued two walks and yielded a double to start the fourth frame before he was sent to the showers. Prior to Sunday's start, the 24-year-old right-hander wasn't guaranteed a regular spot in the rotation, and his poor outing definitely didn't help his case. If he gets another turn, Peralta could face the Cardinals at home next weekend, though the right-hander will likely be the top candidate to exit the rotation in the event Brett Anderson (finger) is cleared to return from the 10-day injured list.
Manager Craig Counsell said that Peralta will start the Brewers' third game of the season Sunday against the Cubs, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Just a few days earlier, Peralta looked on track to make his 2020 debut next week in Pittsburgh, but Brett Anderson's (finger) move to the injured list resulted in the former being moved up in the pitching schedule. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Counsell told the media to not "get stuck" on traditional starting roles, so Peralta won't necessarily be guaranteed turns through the rotation every fifth day, nor can he be counted on to push toward 100 pitches in each start. Over his 22 career MLB starts, the 24-year-old has posted a 5.27 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 11.3 K/9.
Peralta lines up to start Sunday in Chicago, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
He pitched Tuesday while Josh Lindblom pitches Wednesday, so that confirms the order of the Brewers' rotation. Peralta has a 5.27 ERA, 4.23 FIP, 1.31 WHIP, 29 percent strikeout rate and a 10.6 percent walk rate in 109.1 innings as a starter. He has had some spectacular starts when he is commanding his fastball, but has also been susceptible to short outings. If he struggles early, Brett Anderson (blister) or Eric Lauer (COVID-19) could step into the rotation once they are physically ready.
Peralta is one of three options to win the Brewers' fifth starter job, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
He will be competing with Corbin Burnes and Eric Lauer. The Brewers could conceivably go with a six-man rotation where it's a tandem start on the sixth day, or they could just be very conservative with how deep they let the non Brandon Woodruff starters go. Peralta signed a five-year, $15.5 million contract extension in February, which should make it easier for him to accept any role the Brewers assign him for 2020.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/30||@ LAD||L 2-4||0||0||0||1.0||1||1||0||1|
|09/27||@ STL||L 2-5||0||0||0||2.0||4||3||1||3|
|09/20||vs KC||W 5-3||0||0||0||1.2||0||0||0||1|
|09/16||vs STL||W 6-0||1||0||0||2.0||0||0||0||3|
|09/14||vs STL||W 2-1||1||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|09/12||vs CHC||L 2-4||0||0||0||2.0||2||0||1||1|
|09/05||@ CLE||L 3-4||0||0||0||1.2||0||0||3||4|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||60.0||16||8||0||4||1||2||77||24||45||2.85||1.150|
|2016||AFA-Brevard County Manat||22.0||8||2||0||0||3||0||20||12||27||5.73||1.773|
|2018||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||0||1||4.50||0.500|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||61.0||13||13||0||6||2||0||87||28||49||3.10||1.262|
|2019||AAA-San Antonio Missions||7.0||4||0||0||0||0||0||17||3||4||1.29||1.000|