Latest Brewers’ Freddy Peralta injury update will please Corbin Burnes, Christian Yelich
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Freddy Peralta enjoyed a terrfic 2021 breakout season. The right-hander posted a 2.81 ERA and 0.97 WHIP. And the Brewers were excited to see what the 2022 campaign had in store for Peralta. However, he was placed on the injured list after pitching to the tune of a 4.42 ERA. And his timetable was fairly unclear.
But the latest Freddy Peralta injury update will excite Milwaukee fans, per Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy.
“Everything is going really good,” Peralta told McCalvy. “Being honest I wasn’t expecting to feel that good by this time. But I’m feeling great.”
The Brewers currently hold a modest 3.5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central. They rely on their pitching staff to win games on a consistent basis. Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff, and Freddy Peralta make up a talented “Big 3.” But Woodruff has dealt with injury concerns and underperformance, while Peralta is obviously injured at the moment. So Corbin Burnes has been the only real stable option out of the Brewers’ Big 3.
This makes the return of Freddy Peralta all the more important for Milwaukee. He adds an element of versatility to the pitching staff.
Peralta later revealed the next step in his rehab.
“My guess is after bullpens, it’s going to be live BP,” he said. “And then probably games… doing some rehab assignments.”
He also stated that the ball feels “great” coming out of the hand.
“I feel like I’m ready to pitch tomorrow. But I know that it takes time.”
His comments will surely excite Brewers fans and players. Milwaukee has serious World Series aspirations and Freddy Peralta will be a major part of this ball club upon his return.