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Jhonny Peralta | Third Baseman | #27

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / CLE
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Jhonny Peralta will take a day off Thursday.
Peralta has four hits and five RBI in two games since returning from a two-month stint on the disabled list with a torn thumb ligament. Jedd Gyorko will start at third base for the Cardinals on Thursday night in Cincinnati. Jun 9 - 1:56 PM

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Jhonny Peralta hit his first home run of the season Wednesday in the Cardinals' rout of the Reds.

It was a laser-beam to left field in the eighth that put another three runs on the board, making the score 12-5. St. Louis would eventually win 12-7. Peralta has four hits and five RBI in two games since returning from a two-month stay on the disabled list and should be active in fantasy leagues until he levels off.
Jun 8 - 10:43 PM

Jhonny Peralta had a successful return from the disabled list Tuesday, doubling twice and driving in two runs in a loss to the Reds.

Peralta didn't hit much while on his rehab assignment, but he didn't look rusty in his first game of the season. He started the game at third base, as expected, and hit in the No. 5 spot in the batting order. Peralta figures to move down to the No. 6 slot versus righties.
Jun 7 - 11:11 PM

Cardinals activated INF Jhonny Peralta from the 15-day disabled list.

Peralta, who required thumb surgery in March, will make his season debut Tuesday and bat fifth against the Reds. He's slated to serve as the regular third baseman, with Aledmys Diaz remaining at shortstop and Matt Carpenter sliding over to second base in place of the demoted Kolten Wong.
Jun 7 - 3:31 PM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

This confirms what Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said during a radio interview on Friday. Peralta, who had thumb surgery in March, batted .231 (6-for-26) with three doubles and one RBI over nine minor league rehab games. He's slated to get most of his playing time at third base while Matt Carpenter will play second and Aledmys Diaz will remain at shortstop. Kolten Wong was demoted to Triple-A Memphis in anticipation of Peralta's return.
Jun 6 - 4:17 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in an interview on 101 ESPN in St. Louis Friday that Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Peralta had a little setback when he required stitches to repair a cut finger, but he'll resume his rehab assignment at High-A Palm Beach this weekend and be activated Tuesday if all goes well. Mozeliak also added that Peralta is slated to see most of his playing time at third base, which means Aledmys Diaz will remain at shortstop and Matt Carpenter will receive the bulk of the starts at second base. Kolten Wong is headed for a decreased role.
Jun 3 - 11:16 AM

Jhonny Peralta will miss 3-4 days of his rehab assignment in Double-A Springfield with a cut finger that required stitches.

It's not a long-term issue, but it does move his expected return date back a few days. Not that the Cardinals will mind, of course, with Aledmys Diaz raking at the plate. Peralta was 3-for-15 (.200) in his rehab assignment prior to the injury.
May 28 - 7:50 PM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will shift his rehab assignment to Double-A Springfield this weekend.

Peralta is 3-for-10 through four rehab games with Low-A Peoria. He'll play one more game for Peoria on Wednesday night and then take Thursday off before reporting to Springfield on Friday. The veteran shortstop is on track to join the Cardinals next week. He probably won't play every day out of the gate as manager Mike Matheny tries to keep Aledmys Diaz active and producing at a high rate.
May 25 - 12:07 PM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored Monday in his third minor league rehab game with Class A Peoria.

Peralta, who is working his way back from thumb surgery, also played six innings at shortstop. He has seen time between shortstop and third base during his minor league rehab assignment, as the Cardinals are preparing to mix and match in their infield when he returns from the disabled list. He appears on track to be activated in early June.
May 24 - 8:37 AM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Peoria on Friday.

The Cardinals must have liked what they saw from Peralta at Wednesday's batting practice. At one time, it looked like Peralta might be out until the All-Star break but now it appears he's on track to return in early June. Peralta will play shortstop and third base during his rehab assignment. We'd expect him to regain the starting shortstop job upon his return with Aledmys Diaz shifting into a utility role.
May 19 - 4:37 PM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) took batting practice on Wednesday.

This was the first time Peralta had taken part in batting practice since he underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb in early March. GM John Mozeliak has indicated that the veteran shortstop could begin a rehab assignment this week.
May 18 - 5:58 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said on KMOX 1120 AM in St. Louis on Sunday that Jhonny Peralta (thumb) could begin a rehab assignment this week.

Mozeliak expects Peralta to be cleared for full baseball activities this week and the shortstop might be ready for rehab games, as well. The veteran infielder is look at a late May/early June return. He is expected to regain his shortstop job upon his return, which means Aledmys Diaz will likely shift over to second base and/or be used at multiple infield positions.
May 15 - 12:49 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expects Jhonny Peralta (thumb) to only play shortstop during his rehab assignment.

He's tentatively expected to begin a rehab assignment next week. Aledmys Diaz has swung a hot bat since taking over at shortstop and it's going to be hard to take him out of the lineup. Peralta has played third base in the past (203 career starts) but that's not an option Matheny is currently considering. Diaz may end up playing all over the infield when Peralta returns from thumb surgery next month.
May 14 - 9:09 PM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) could be cleared to take a full round of batting practice on Tuesday.

Peralta has started to swing a bat with more authority the last couple days. If he's cleared for BP on Tuesday, a rehab assignment should follow shortly after that. Barring setbacks, Peralta is expected back in late May or early June.
May 13 - 11:07 AM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) has been cleared to begin swinging a bat.

He's been doing fielding work since the end of April and remains on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment around May 21. Peralta suffered a torn left thumb ligament during spring training and probably won't come off the disabled list until early June. Aledmys Diaz has become the primary fill-in at shortstop for the Cardinals and is off to an incredible start offensively. If he keeps hitting, Diaz could slide over to second base upon Peralta's return. That would obviously spell big change for the struggling Kolten Wong.
May 10 - 9:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Kolten Wong
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Jordan Walden
5Jonathan Broxton
6Tyler Lyons
7Matt Bowman
8Seth Maness
9Mitch Harris