The Brewers designated reliever Brandon Kintzler for assignment on Friday afternoon, but they rescinded it a few hours later when they learned the right-hander was suffering from tendinitis in his left knee. They have instead placed him on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced on Twitter.
Kintzler, 30, has pitched seven innings thus far, allowing six runs (five earned) on 12 hits and five walks with seven strikeouts. He was expended when shortstop Jean Segura was activated from the disabled list, so no additional roster move will be made with the latest change.
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.