The Milwaukee Brewers have made seven roster moves on Thursday, particularly made to try and help the tired bullpen after 16 games in 16 days before their five-game series in Pittsburgh.
The Brewers have brought back from the 60-day disabled list:
- Starting pitcher Wade Miley (who will start Thursday)
They have called up:
- Pitcher Alec Asher
- Pitcher Adrian Houser
The Brewers have released infielder Eric Sogard, sent infielder Nate Orf and pitcher Jorge Lopez to AAA Colorado Springs and optioned pitcher Freddy Peralta to the single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
Sogard had just a .134 batting average and a .406 OPS with two RBI in 97 at bats.
Orf spent a short time with Milwaukee, with a home run on July 4th against Minnesota as his first hit in the major leagues.
Peralta has a 4-1 record so far this year with a 2.65 ERA. His demotion to A is probably not a reflection of his talent and performance, but a function of the timeliness of the All-Star break and other factors.