MRI shows Brewers’ Peralta has shoulder strain; Hader on family leave

Freddy Peralta Brewers

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers put pitcher Freddy Peralta on the injured list with a shoulder strain after getting the results of his MRI, the team announced Monday.

Peralta left Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals after saying he felt tightness in his pitching shoulder in the 4th inning. The severity of his strain is unknown at this time and the team does not know how long the 2021 All-Star will be sidelined.

Aaron Ashby is expected to take a spot in the Brewers’ starting rotation while Peralta is out. Ashby has appeared in 9 games for the Brewers so far this season, including 3 starts, striking out 34 batters in just 28.1 innings with a 3.49 ERA.

The Brewers also made a number of other roster moves Monday afternoon before starting a marathon road trip in which they will play 11 games in the next 10 days. Closer Josh Hader will be taking a leave from the team to address a family emergency. To replace Hader and Peralta on the active roster, the Brewers called up Trevor Kelley and Miguel Sánchez from Triple-A Nashville to pitch out of the bullpen.

The Brewers’ road trip begins Monday night in San Diego, with the first pitch of the series opener coming at 8:40 p.m. After three games against the Padres, the Brewers will travel to St. Louis for a four-game series against the Cardinals before wrapping up the trip with four games against the Cubs in Chicago, including a doubleheader on Memorial Day.