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Brewers RHP Freddy Peralta (shoulder) faces ‘lengthy absence’

May 22, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Freddy Peralta (51) throws a pitch in the third inning against the Washington Nationals at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers placed right-handed pitcher Freddy Peralta on the 15-day injured list with a right lat strain Monday following an MRI.

“It (the MRI) showed it’s a posterior shoulder strain,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell told reporters ahead of the team’s road game at the San Diego Padres. “He’s gonna miss a significant amount of time. He will be back this season, but it’s gonna be a lengthy absence.”

Peralta, 25, exited Sunday’s start at home against the Washington Nationals with tightness in his right shoulder. Peralta allowed three straight hits, two singles and a run-scoring double, to open the fourth inning before departing the game.

“I was feeling it a little bit earlier, but that inning it got worse,” Peralta said. “That’s why I took the decision to let them know and that’s why I came out of the game.”

Counsell said the team was confident there would be no negative “after-effects” lingering after Peralta fully healed. He added that surgery would not be necessary for Peralta’s type of strain.

Peralta is 3-2 with a 4.42 ERA after taking the loss Sunday. An All-Star in 2021, he is in his fifth MLB season, all spent with the Brewers.

The Brewers also placed closer Josh Hader on the family medical emergency list and recalled two right-handers from Triple-A Nashville, Trevor Kelley and Miguel Sanchez.

Kelley picked up the win in his only appearance for Milwaukee this season, allowing one unearned run in one inning of relief. Sanchez went 2-1 last season with a 4.15 ERA and has not pitched for the major league club this season.

–Field Level Media