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Wily Peralta placed on the disabled list; David Goforth called up

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The Brewers have placed Wily Peralta on the disabled list and called up David Goforth.

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After Monday's game the Brewers announced that Wily Peralta would be unable to avoid going on the disabled list. He had to leave his last start early due to left side tightness. The official word is an oblique strain.

That's not as scary as hearing something is wrong with an elbow or shoulder but these sorts of injuries can take a long time to heal. Matt Garza suffered an oblique strain last year and missed a whole month.

They'll be able to back date the DL stint to the 23rd so Peralta would first be eligible to return on June 8th. Unfortunately the doctors told Craig Counsell he's looking at a minimum of four weeks before a return is likely.

In response to the DL move the Brewers have purchased the contract of reliever David Goforth. He had been pitching for AAA Colorado Springs and fared reasonably well.

He had a 19.8 K%, 12.1 BB%, .213 BAA, 1.33 WHIP, 0.43 HR/9, 3.43 ERA, and 4.12 FIP. He features a big fast ball that sits in the mid-90s but he can ramp it up to the high 90's. He also has a solid cutter and fringe curveball. He mostly pitches to contact inducing lots of ground balls.

One of his problems is control. He can walk too many batters. But the nice thing about ground ball pitchers is that walks don't hurt them quite as badly as a strikeout pitcher because they can get ground ball double plays more frequently.

Currently the rotation replacement is to be determined. There are likely 3 main candidates: Taylor Jungmann, Tyler Thornburg, and Michael Blazek. I'm not certain who will get the call but my money is on Blazek. He surprised everyone by making the major league roster out of Spring Training and has been nothing but excellent since. He also pitched 3 innings in Wily Peralta's shortened start.