Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson made an early exit from Monday’s series opener against the Padres after experiencing a flareup of the plantar fasciitis in his left foot and he was given the day off Tuesday.
And third baseman Nolan Arenado missed each of those games due to mild soreness in his left wrist. But they’ve both returned for Wednesday night’s tilt against San Diego ace James Shields …
Dickerson and Arenado have combined for five homers, 20 RBI, and 18 runs scored in 10 games this year.
Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a five-year $15.5 million deal with pitcher Freddy Peralta. There are two club options as well, which would nearly double the overall value of the contract if exercised.
Peralta, who turns 24 in June, has amazing stuff. He has struggled so far, having posted a 4.79 ERA in 163.1 major league innings across two seasons, but people who follow him closely believe that he’s primed for a breakthrough. For now he’s a reliever — he’ll likely be a multi-inning fireman for the 2020 season — but he has was mostly a starter in his rookie year before assuming swingman duties last season. He could become one again if things break right in his development. Sort of a Brandon Woodruff track.
If that happens the Brewers will, quite obviously, have a bargain on their hands. If not, at least Peralta has some security on his.