The team now has three choices: Keep Burgos in the starting rotation and simply give everyone an extra day of rest when the team encounters off-days, shift Burgos to the bullpen until they require a fifth starter again on April 30 against the Pirates, or option Burgos back to Triple-A Nashville and summon a true reliever until that fifth starter's spot comes up.
"We're going to wait and see what happens with Wily [Peralta, who started Sunday], see if we like the fit of Burgos and Peralta back-to-back, or we'll split those up a little bit," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We're trying to make it fit, but not over think it."
One thing was certain.
"Burgos did his part," Roenicke said.
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