Clean MRI for Peralta, still could pitch Tuesday

Brewers pitching prospect Wily Peralta received a clean bill of health after an MRI scan of his right arm on Friday and remains scheduled to make one more 2012 start on Tuesday against the Padres — if the Brewers are still alive in the National League Wild Card race.

The 23-year-old Peralta’s status was in question after he exited a stellar start against the Reds on Thursday complaining of tightness in his right biceps. After the MRI scan showed no physical damage, Peralta was able to play catch at Miller Park.

“I was really happy that he wasn’t real sore today,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “He still felt it a little bit, but he wasn’t very sore, which is very encouraging. He saw the doctors and everybody says he is fine, physically.”

But the Brewers won’t risk another Peralta start unless they need it, Roenicke said. The team entered Friday four games behind the Cardinals in the chase for the second NL Wild Card with only six to play.

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