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Brewers’ Starter Peralta Demoted To Bullpen

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(San Diego, CA) ¬†— ¬†Brewers’ starter Wily Peralta has been demoted to the bullpen. Manager Craig Counsell announced the move Wednesday, after the right hander gave up six earned runs to the New York Mets last Sunday as his E-R-A grew to 6.08. Counsell wants to revive a struggling Milwaukee starting corps which has the Majors’ seventh worst ERA and is last in the big leagues with just 12 quality starts. Peralta, who’s 4-2, was scheduled to start tomorrow against the Cubs in Chicago and it’s not known yet who will take his place but the Brewers could call up right hander Paolo Espino, after he failed to make a start Wednesday night at Triple “A” Colorado Springs. Last year, Peralta was demoted to the minors last June but came back strong for the Crew at the end and he has not pitched out of the bullpen since 2012.

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