As expected, the Brewers announced Tuesday that they have activated Wily Peralta from the disabled list. What wasn't certain was who would be removed from the roster to make room for Peralta.
Fitting the yo-yo role he's played much of the season, reliever David Goforth is the one heading back to Triple-A Colorado Springs and being taken off the active roster. Goforth has been going back and forth between the minors and majors all year long. He made a couple of appearances in this latest go-around with the Brewers, allowing a pair of runs.
Peralta will make the start tonight against the Giants after missing over two months to a left oblique strain. In nine starts this season, the big righty has a 4.00 ERA with 35 strikeouts over 54 innings.
Though some hoped Kyle Lohse might be removed from the roster, that is not the case. It's possible some move could be made post-trade deadline but for now Lohse remains with the Brewers despite 6.24 ERA and an expiring contract.
With Lohse remaining and Peralta back up, we'll have to wait and see what the Brewers do with their rotation. Jimmy Nelson, Mike Fiers, Peralta and Matt Garza are all assured of starting spots. As long as Lohse remains on the roster, he figures to start as well. In addition, one would hope the team doesn't demote Taylor Jungmann after he's been so successful in his first taste of the majors.
The fact that Jungmann remains on the roster makes me think he won't be taken out of the rotation, though it's possible the Brewers use him in relief in part to keep his innings under control. I'd think Milwaukee would rather keep him starting for the rest of the season, though, be it in the majors or minors. The Brewers could also go with a six-man rotation, but teams don't seem to take to those often.
The Brewers and Giants play tonight at 9:10 CT.