The high quality of openers that the Houston Astros have in their rotation has prevented some good team pitchers from having to comply with the role of reliever as is the case of Brad Peacock.
The right hander pitcher had earned a place in the rotation this 2019, however, with the arrival of Zack Greinke and Aaron Sanchez to the team (the latter earning fifth place in the rotation) it was almost obvious that the management of the team would Cutouts on your opening roster.
Now that the Astros have Aaron Sanchez as a fifth starter, they’re gearing Brad Peacock’s rehab toward him coming back as a reliever.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) August 7, 2019
Peacock will throw an inning of relief today in Triple A and then after a couple days off they’ll test him with outings on back-to-back days.
It is important to mention that the right is recovering from a shoulder injury.
The Astros are currently sending Peacock to his rehabilitation as a reliever, as Jake Kaplan of The Athletic mentions. The expert reveals that Peacock will launch an entry as a reliever in Triple A, later, he will have workload with a couple of presentations in a row.
Peacock records a record of 6 wins against 6 losses in 15 starts and 2 presentations as a reliever with a 4.13 ERA.