The Milwaukee Brewers received some positive injury updates on Monday, including one on pitcher Freddy Peralta.
Peralta is currently on the 15-day injured list with a right shoulder strain--the same injury that caused him to miss more than two months earlier in the season. He returned from the 60-day IL in early August, only to land on the IL again on Sept. 9.
The 2021 All-Star appears to be progressing in his recovery much faster than last time, however, as he was able to throw off of a mound on Monday.
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This development suggests he may be able to return before the end of the regular season in two weeks, or potentially during the postseason if the Brewers make it. Milwaukee is currently 2.5 games out of the final playoff spot in the National League with 15 left to play. FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds have the Brewers at +210 to reach the postseason.
Even if Peralta is only able to pitch out of the bullpen upon returning, it could still be a significant boon to Milwaukee's playoff hopes. The 26-year-old righty has performed well this season despite the injuries, logging a 3.45 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP with 76 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings.
The Brewers have missed Peralta, who's one of their better starting pitchers when healthy and forms an elite starting rotation with Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. Given where they are in the standings, they still need him.
Peralta has already missed a good chunk of time, but hopefully he won't be out for too much longer.