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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 (thumb) said he's hoping to begin swinging a bat in the next day or two.
Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list July 19 with ongoing discomfort in his surgically-repaired left thumb. It sounds like he could be ready in mid-August, but this has become a lingering thing and it's possible there are more setbacks to come. Jul 23 - 7:55 PM

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Cardinals placed 3B Jhonny Peralta on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb injury.

Peralta continues to experience nagging pain in his surgically-repaired left thumb. Hopefully a good two weeks of rest will finally solve the issue. He had batted just .221/.258/.416 in 30 games since his initial June 7 activation. Greg Garcia figures to see semi-regular action at third base in Peralta's absence.
Jul 19 - 4:26 PM

Jhonny Peralta is out of Monday's lineup against the Padres due to continued pain in his surgically-repaired left thumb.

Peralta missed a couple of games prior to the All-Star break due to nagging pain and was double-switched out of Sunday's game. The Cardinals will continue to monitor him for now. Greg Garcia is getting the start at the hot corner on Monday.
Jul 18 - 5:57 PM

Jhonny Peralta is not in Monday's lineup versus the Padres.

Peralta could just be getting some routine rest, but remember that he missed a couple of games prior to the All-Star break due to a thumb injury. Greg Garcia is playing third Monday and batting eighth against left-hander Christian Friedrich.
Jul 18 - 4:50 PM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) has returned to the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

Peralta hasn't started since leaving Tuesday's game with a thumb injury. He's starting at third base and batting fifth against Chase Anderson and the Brewers on Saturday.
Jul 9 - 12:18 PM

Jhonny Peralta came off the bench Friday and flied out as a pinch-hitter against the Brewers.

Peralta didn't start the game because of a sore thumb. He remains day-to-day.
Jul 8 - 11:37 PM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Peralta tweaked his surgically-repaired left thumb on Tuesday. The Cards have insisted that the setback isn't related to the procedure, but Peralta hasn't played since. Greg Garcia is getting another start at third base.
Jul 8 - 3:42 PM

Jhonny Peralta (thumb) remains out of the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday versus the Pirates.

Peralta also sat out Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game with discomfort in his surgically-repaired left thumb. It's thought to be a minor issue, but the Cardinals aren't offering up many details. Greg Garcia will start at third base and bat leadoff Thursday afternoon against Pittsburgh right-hander Tyler Glasnow.
Jul 7 - 11:37 AM

Jhonny Peralta was lifted from Tuesday's game due to left thumb discomfort.

He was replaced by Matt Adams with Jedd Gyorko shifting to third base. The Cardinals are saying the injury is not related to his previous thumb issue that he had surgically repaired. At this point, consider him day-to-day.
Jul 5 - 9:10 PM

Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Royals on Thursday.

The home run was Peralta's third in 20 games thus far this season. He's got 10 RBI and eight runs scored in those 20 games but is hitting just .232/.267/.415 after missing the first two months of the season following thumb surgery.
Jul 1 - 12:09 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Jordan Walden
5Jonathan Broxton
6Tyler Lyons
7Matt Bowman
8Seth Maness
9Mitch Harris
10Dean Kiekhefer
11Jerome Williams