Milwaukee Brewers RHP Brandon Woodruff leaves start with right ankle inflammation

ST. LOUIS -- Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff left his start Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals with right ankle inflammation.

Woodruff was warming up to pitch the bottom of the fifth when catcher Omar Nárvaez summoned the team's training staff to the mound. After a brief meeting with the trainers and manager Craig Counsell, Woodruff departed.

Woodruff had allowed two runs in four innings. He entered the game at 5-2 with a 4.76 ERA in eight starts.

"He had some pain in his ankle on each pitch,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said following Milwaukee's 4-2 loss. "I'm not ruling him out for his next start. He obviously was throwing the ball really well, but there was significant pain in each pitch.''

On Monday, Milwaukee placed right-hander Freddy Peralta on the injured list with a right shoulder strain that is expected to keep him out for a significant period.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.