Royals sign ex-Brewers RHP Peralta to one-year contract


The Kansas City Royals obtained another arm to add to the spring training mix when they signed right-hander Wily Peralta to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season.

Peralta, 28, has spent his entire career in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He is 47-52 with a 4.50 ERA in 132 career games (120 starts) from 2012-17.

Peralta split last season between Milwaukee and Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 5-4 with a 7.85 ERA in 19 appearances (eight starts) with the Brewers.  He was 1-0 with a save and a 3.38 ERA in 13 games for the Sky Sox.

He was the Brewers’ Most Valuable Pitcher in 2014, when he went 17-11 with a 3.53 ERA and a career-high 22 quality starts. He was Milwaukee’s Opening Day starter in 2016.