Manager Craig Counsell cautioned that Peralta still has many hurdles to clear. He will slowly build up his pitch count, eventually joining a Minor League affiliate to pitch in games before re-joining the Brewers. Last season, Peralta was the team's most valuable pitcher, leading the staff in victories (17), innings (198 2/3) and strikeouts (154).
"We're still a ways away here," Counsell said. "This is not going to happen before the All-Star break. We're probably going to be at the end of July before he's back here."