MILWAUKEE After an impressive rookie debut that stretched across five starts, Brewers pitching prospect Wily Peralta won't make his scheduled start on Tuesday night against San Diego, effectively ending his rookie season.
Peralta had left his last start, a loss at Cincinnati, with soreness in his bicep, and after throwing a bullpen on Saturday, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke decided that the young pitcher would be better off if his season was cut short by one start.
"Still a little sore, so we're not going to start him Tuesday," Roenicke said. "If there was nothing there at all, then there'd really be a serious discussion on what to do with him It's not bad, but still having a little bit of tightness, it's not worth doing."
Peralta will end his terrific-yet-shortened rookie campaign with a 2.48 ERA, having kept his opponent to three earned runs or less in all five of his starts this season. It was a small sample size, but Roenicke seemed very encouraged by how the team's No. 1 pr...