Peralta progressing in injury rehab

Peralta progressing in injury rehab

PHILADELPHIA -- Wily Peralta threw off the mound again on Thursday and the Brewers could announce more about his timetable to return from a left oblique strain as early as Friday afternoon.

Peralta told Fox Sports Wisconsin sideline reporter Sophia Minnaert that his bullpen work spanned 36 pitches. It was his second mound session since getting hurt during a start last month in Atlanta.

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."

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