The Milwaukee Brewers are buying in to Freddy Peralta.
As first reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the club has agreed to a 5-year, $15.5 million deal with the righty.
Freddy Peralta deal with #Brewers, per source: Five years, $15.5M plus two club options that could bring value to $30M.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 26, 2020
Peralta began last year as part of the starting rotation for Milwaukee but struggled after a solid rookie campaign. In eight starts, he had an ERA of 7.07. But he was better coming out of the bullpen, going 5-1 with a 4.01 ERA. That included a really good final month of the year in which he allowed just two earned runs and had 20 strikeouts in 9 2/3 innings.
The 23-year-old has thrown mostly fastballs through his first two years in the majors, but added a slider to his game this offseason.