Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has been activated from the disabled list and is in Tuesday night’s starting lineup against the Mets, the club announced on Twitter. 1B/OF Ryan Lollis was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to clear room on the roster.
Pence missed five weeks of action due to tendinitis in his left wrist. It’s his second major injury this season as he suffered a fractured forearm during spring training and didn’t make his 2015 season debut until May 16.
The 32-year-old has hit .282/.329/.451 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 76 plate appearances this season.
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.