Wily Peralta, Kirk Nieuwenhuis clear outright waivers and go to AAA


The Milwaukee Brewers announced earlier today that two players that were DFA'd last week - outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis and righty Wily Peralta - had cleared waivers and been assigned to AAA Colorado Springs. This is the 2nd time Captain Kirk has been outrighted to AAA this season, and he's accepted assignments both times due mostly to the $257K split contract he signed in arbitration last winter (that's a lot of money to make on a MiLB deal). Peralta's outright puts a stamp on his fall from one-time top prospect to big league washout. The "former 17 game winner" has authored a 4.48 ERA across 704.2 innings in his career with the Brewers and has struggled quite a bit over the last three seasons. The club has converted him to relief this season, a role in which he has not yet found success. Peralta's poor production this season (7.85 ERA) combined with his $4.275 mil salary apparently scared off any teams that may have been interested in placing a waiver claim on him, and he was not eligible to elect free agency. The Brewers are surely hoping he can figure something out down the stretch and return to contribute in September, otherwise Peralta will likely be non-tendered in the offseason. (Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs)