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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jhonny Peralta (knee) is expected back in the lineup Tuesday.
Peralta exited Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his left knee. He's been sore, but X-rays were negative and he'll be fine. Mar 27 - 4:16 PM

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Jhonny Peralta (knee) could return to game action Monday.

Peralta exited Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his left knee, but X-rays came back clean and he'll be fine. He'll open the season as the Cardinals' starting third baseman.
Mar 26 - 10:59 AM

Jhonny Peralta underwent a precautionary X-ray on his left knee on Saturday which came back negative.

The veteran infielder admitted that he's sore but doesn't expect to miss any time with the injury. He has been named as the team's starting third baseman but will have to hit well to hold off Jedd Gyorko who will open the season in a utility role.
Mar 25 - 3:47 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Friday that Jhonny Peralta will be the team's starting third baseman and Jedd Gyroko will be a utility infielder.

It's been the expectation since the beginning of camp. It ultimately probably doesn't matter much which of the two is the "starter" at third base, as both Peralta and Gyorko are going to play a lot. Gyorko, who led the Cards with 30 homers last season, figures to handle second base versus lefties.
Mar 24 - 11:31 AM

Jhonny Peralta tripled and doubled Tuesday against the Marlins.

Both Peralta and Jedd Gyorko are off to nice starts this spring, with Peralta barely winning the OPS battle 1.018 to .975. Those two are competing for a starting job at third base, but both figure to get plenty of playing time. They'll likely both start against lefties, with Gyorko sliding over to second base.
Mar 7 - 4:16 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that there will be a competition for the third base job between Jhonny Peralta and Jedd Gyorko.

The general assumption has been that Peralta would start at the hot corner, and he probably does have a slight leg up for the job. However, Peralta is coming off an injury-plagued season where he batted just .260/.307/.408, while Gyorko smacked a team-high 30 home runs. Gyorko is also just 28, whereas Peralta will turn 35 in May. It ultimately could turn into a bit of a timeshare, with Gyorko also filling in at second base on occasion versus lefties.
Jan 15 - 12:42 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Peralta hit a three-run jack in the fifth inning, one of the Cardinals' five home runs on the night. The homer was a big one for Peralta personally, as he hadn't gone yard since September 6. The 34-year-old has just eight homers and 29 RBI in total through 77 games, and he's slashing a pedestrian .259/.307/.415 in those games.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:03:00 AM

Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 and plated the Cardinals' lone run in Sunday night's loss to the Cubs.

His run-scoring single in the eighth inning got the Cardinals on the board, cutting their deficit in half at 2-1. That would be the extent of their offense though. It has been a disappointing and injury-plagued season for the veteran infielder who is now hitting .251/.298/.395 with seven homers and 25 RBI in his 75 games.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta is sitting Wednesday versus the Cubs.

Jedd Gyorko will start at third base and bat sixth versus Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. Aledmys Diaz is at shortstop and batting second. The return of Diaz will likely continue to cut into Peralta's playing time, though he wasn't providing much fantasy value anyway.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 11:08:00 AM

Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Peralta is in a 4-for-29 funk at the plate over his last nine games. He could find himself on the bench often when Aledmys Diaz (thumb) returns this week. Greg Garcia is handling third base Sunday and Kolten Wong is getting a start at second.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 09:58:00 AM

Jhonny Peralta is out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Astros.

Greg Garcia is at shortstop, Kolten Wong is at second base, and Jedd Gyorko is at third base in the series finale of the two-game set at Minute Maid Park. Peralta has posted a disappointing .234/.274/.411 slash line in 43 games this season for St. Louis while battling left thumb issues.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 12:18:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

He's getting a day off against tough righty Jake Arrieta. The Cardinals have Jedd Gyorko at third base and Greg Garcia at shortstop. Brandon Moss is in left field for the injured Matt Holliday (thumb), with Matt Carpenter covering first base.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 11:33:00 AM

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

Peralta was playing third base prior to going down with nagging soreness in his surgically-repaired thumb, but he's expected to move back over to shortstop with Aledmys Diaz (thumb) sidelined. The 34-year-old is batting just .221/.258/.416 over 30 games this season and will look for better results down the stretch.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 03:07:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is expected to function as the primary shortstop when he returns from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Peralta was previously expected to return at third base, but the plan changed after Aledmys Diaz suffered a hairline fracture in his right thumb on Sunday. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since July 17 due to nagging soreness in his surgically-repaired left thumb.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 07:25:00 PM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach on Sunday.

The feeling had been that Peralta would avoid a rehab assignment, but it appears he'll play at least one game to test out his left thumb. He's slated to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 11:11:00 AM

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2Eric Fryer
3Carson Kelly
4Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
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