Wily Peralta, the 23 year-old starter for the Milwaukee Brewers, suffered some bicep soreness in his last start against the Cincinnati reds where he left the game early.
Tthe pitcher underwent an MRI scan to determine the seriousness of the injury, and according to Yahoo! Sports and several sources close to the Milwaukee Brewers, manager Ron Roenicke had cleared him to pitch in his scheduled start October 2nd against the San Diego Padres. That has since changed, and Peralta has been shut down.
Brewers fans must wait until 2013 to see more of Peralta, as the team decided to rest him for the remainder of the season (Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE)
Apparently, the scan did not live up to how Peralta was feeling, as Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported minutes ago on Twitter that Wily has been scratched from his start and will not participate for the rest of the year
Wily Peralta had gone 2-1 with a 2.48 ERA over six starts in 2012, since making his debut as a reliever in April of this year before returning for a short stint back in the minors. He had 23 strikeouts and only eight earned runs over 29 innings pitched for the team.
Details are few and far between at the moment, but what we can piece together at this point is that after the injury, Peralta had participated in a bullpen session and played catch to test the feeling in the biceps muscle in his throwing arm. He again complained of soreness to the area, and team officials made the decision to leave him out for the season.
For now, all that we can say is that Ron Roenicke and training officials have come to this conclusion after speaking with Wily Peralta himself. As more details emerge, we will update you but at the moment the injury did not appear to be detrimental in the long-term. Stay tuned here and on Twitter and we will try to keep you updated on the story.