The Milwaukee Brewers appear to have dodged a bullet with regard to Wily Peralta and his strained left hamstring.

The day after being forced out in the sixth inning of his start against the Washington Nationals, the big right-hander seemed to be doing just fine.

"It's better," Peralta said. "Been getting a lot of stretching, to loosen it up."

Manager Ron Roenicke, who's already dealt with more than his fair share of injuries to his starting rotation this season, was understandably glad to hear Peralta was doing OK.

"I'm really glad that he's feeling well today," he said.

"With hamstrings, you're always hoping it's not really a pull and then next day all of a sudden, (Jim) Henderson's is bad, (Marco) Estrada's is bad -- and he's still going on with that thing.

"Wily, he was just in the weight room getting in some work. So that tells me he's doing pretty good. He was out here playing catch. Felt a little bit of tightness, but other than that pretty good."

Peralta said the last time he had a hamstring issue, in 2010, he didn't miss any significant time because of it. That was also an injury to his left hamstring.

The Brewers plan to proceed with caution with regard to Peralta, who has shown flashes this season of becoming a rotation mainstay in the seasons to come.

He was outstanding matching up against Washington's Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday, scattering three hits and two walks while striking out five in 5 1/3 shutout innings before being forced out.

Peralta is 5-9 with a 5.27 earned-run average in 18 starts.

"I think so," Roenicke said when asked if he'll tread lightly with Peralta's return. "Even though you still have the roster thing and you're a guy short if he doesn't make his next start, to put him back out there if you don't think he's 100 percent, I don't think we'll do that."

Assuming Peralta will be held out of his next start, Tyler Thornburg would be a likely candidate to replace him.

Roenicke also provided updates on Estrada and Alfredo Figardo, who are both on the disabled list and in Arizona rehabbing.

Estrada, who's trying to come back from a strained left hamstring, still hasn't progressed to the point where he's able to begin pitching in games.