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Brewers place Freddy Peralta on injured list, call up Aaron Wilkerson

Peralta lands on IL with an SC joint injury

St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

It wasn’t mentioned by anyone in the Brewers’ clubhouse after the game, but Freddy Peralta was apparently injured in the team’s 10-7 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Monday night.

After leaving the game in the 4th inning after 64 pitches (but also driving in a run in his only at-bat), the Brewers announced today that Peralta has an injury to his SC joint — the joint that connects the collarbone to the sternum — and put him on the 10-day injured list. Right-hander Aaron Wilkerson was called up to replace Peralta on the 25-man roster.

The injury seems to have taken many by surprise. The Brewers’ clubhouse was expected to open around 3 p.m., so it’s possible we hear more about the circumstances soon.

What the injury means for the Brewers’ already struggling rotation also remains to be seen. On one hand, Peralta was not turning in strong performances in his last couple turns in the rotation. On the other, there doesn’t seem to be a much better option at the moment.

Wilkerson has pitched well in his first two appearances at Triple-A San Antonio, allowing just 1 run in his first 11.1 innings, striking out 12. While that’s impressive, it’s also important to remember he’s a 30-year-old pitching against much younger competition, and his first couple cups of coffee in the majors have produced mixed results. It’s possible the team could briefly move Chase Anderson back into the rotation while using Wilkerson as a multi-inning reliever.

We’ll bring updates once more is known.


Todd Rosiak from the Journal-Sentinel says the injury isn’t expected to keep Peralta out long, but the team will need to find another option for this weekend.

The part about not knowing who will start until later this week makes some sense, considering they likely need to see if they’ll need to use Wilkerson or Anderson in relief sometime in the next few days. The “dipping back into AAA” could leave the possibility open for an Adrian Houser spot start, too.

Stay tuned.