MLB Rumor Central: Wily Peralta on Rangers' radar?

Wily Peralta, who won 17 games for the Brewers in 2014, could provide rotation depth in Texas. Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

The Texas Rangers are looking for pitching depth and had several club officials attend a weekend start by Wily Peralta of the Milwaukee Brewers, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.

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Peralta, currently in the mix for a spot in the Brewers, pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in Saturday’s outing against the Royals, lowering his Cactus League ERA to 0.71.

Grant says Peralta “fits the profile of what the Rangers would seek: controllable, affordable pitching that can contribute in 2017 and beyond.”

The 27-year-old Peralta will make $4.28 this season and is under club control through 2019. He was 7-11 with a 4.86 ERA in 23 starts last season.

The Rangers are looking for pitching help due to health issues with Tyson Ross (thoracic outlet syndrome) and Andrew Cashner (biceps tendinitis). There is a recent trade history between the teams, including last summer’s deal that sent star catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the Rangers.

- Doug Mittler