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Milwaukee Brewers option Wily Peralta to Triple-A Colorado Springs

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The struggling starter could not hold on to his rotation spot.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Over the past several weeks, the Brewers have stood behind Wily Peralta, even as he struggled start after start. The organization wanted to give Peralta every chance they could to turn around his struggles and get back to the pitcher he was in 2014. However, as he worked through his struggles, other pitchers like Zack Davies and Junior Guerra were thriving in the rotation. With a roster decision looming, Peralta continued to struggle, and today the Brewers made the difficult decision to send Wily Peralta to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

It has been a long fall for Peralta. In 2014, he emerged as a top starter for the Brewers, leading the team in ERA (3.53), innings (198.2), and wins (17). However, an injury set him back in 2015, and he hasn't been the same since. He posted a 4.72 ERA in 2015, and a 6.68 ERA in 2016. With the rest of the rotation thriving, he was the logical candidate to be optioned.

The Brewers did not announce a corresponding move, but the logical one is to activate Matt Garza from the 15-day DL. Garza has been out since spring training, but recently completed a rehab assignment with no setbacks.

EDIT: The Brewers confirmed that Garza will make his season debut on Tuesday against the Giants.