Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is dealing with tendinitis in his left wrist and could be out a few days, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Pence’s injury worsened when he tried to play through it on Tuesday against the Pirates, when he went 3-for-5. It sounds like Pence could miss all three games in the Giants’ road series against his former team in Philadelphia.
Pence made his season debut on May 16, missing the first month and a half after suffering a broken forearm when he was hit by a pitch near the end of spring training. He’s batting .282/.329/.451 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 76 plate appearances thus far.
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.