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Jhonny Peralta | Third Baseman | #27

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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In his first game back from the DL, Jhonny Peralta singled as a pinch-hitter Friday against the Giants.
Peralta was handed a starting job this spring, but he's lost it now with Jedd Gyorko playing so well in his absence. We'll see if the utility role suits him. His fantasy value is limited to deep NL-only leagues. May 20 - 1:51 AM

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Cardinals activated INF Jhonny Peralta from the 10-day disabled list.

Peralta missed over a month of action with an upper respiratory infection and an allergic reaction to medication. He'll be used in a part-time role, as Jedd Gyorko has established himself as the starter at third base and also the cleanup hitter.
May 19 - 4:51 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Tuesday that Jhonny Peralta (illness) will be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Peralta is out on a minor league rehab assignment after battling through an upper respiratory infection and a bad allergic reaction to medication. Jedd Gyorko has taken over at third base in Peralta's absence and should continue to draw the majority of the playing time there. Peralta will be more of a bench bat.
May 16 - 6:09 PM

Jhonny Peralta (illness) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Memphis in the next day or two.

Peralta has already played in some rehab games. He's working his way back from an upper respiratory infection and an adverse reaction to medication.
May 12 - 5:53 PM

Jhonny Peralta (illness) went 0-for-3 as the DH in an extended spring training game Tuesday.

Peralta had a bad allergic reaction to medication he was given for an upper respiratory infection and the veteran third baseman is still working back into shape. Jedd Gyorko has been doing a tremendous job at the hot corner, so the Cardinals will probably continue to take it slowly with Peralta.
May 10 - 12:36 PM

Jhonny Peralta (illness) is set to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach.

Peralta is expected to see time at both third base and shortstop during his rehab assignment. The Cardinals may also get him extra some at-bats in extended spring training at the team's nearby facility. Peralta has been sidelined with respiratory issues since mid-April.
May 4 - 9:28 PM

Jhonny Peralta (illness) could be activated from the disabled list for the beginning of the Cardinals' May 8-10 series in Miami.

Peralta took grounders and hit in the batting cage Friday and will up his baseball activities in the next few days. He could travel to Florida by the end of the week to play in extended spraining training games or begin a rehab assignment. Peralta is working his way back from an upper respiratory illness that was made worse when he had an allergic reaction to medication. Jedd Gyorko has played well in Peralta's absence and could remain the starter at third base even after the .120-hitting Peralta returns.
Apr 30 - 10:53 AM

Cardinals placed 3B Jhonny Peralta on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16, with an upper respiratory illness.

Peralta was off to a 3-for-25 (.120) start with nine strikeouts and zero extra-base hits. Maybe the time off will act as a kind of reset for him. Greg Garcia and Jedd Gyorko figure to share starts at third base for St. Louis. There's also talk of Matt Carpenter sliding back over from first base.
Apr 20 - 3:30 PM

Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a regular day off for the veteran third sacker. Jedd Gyorko will draw the start at the hot corner and bat seventh for the Cardinals on Saturday.
Apr 8 - 11:56 AM

Jhonny Peralta went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Friday’s loss to the Reds.

The Cardinals managed just two hits in the loss. Peralta oddly batted cleanup in his first two starts this season before sitting in favor of Jedd Gyorko on Thursday. He was bumped down to the fifth spot on Friday with Stephen Piscotty moving into the cleanup spot. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will likely continue to tinker with his lineup in the early going, but Peralta shouldn’t have a prominent spot at this point. He posted a mediocre .715 OPS in 82 games last season.
Apr 7 - 11:22 PM

Jhonny Peralta is not in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

Peralta isn't hurt, so he's just getting a routine day off. Jedd Gyorko will handle the hot corner and bat seventh against Cubs right-hander John Lackey. Peralta is 2-for-8 in the early going with four strikeouts.
Apr 5 - 11:15 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jhonny Peralta
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Miguel Socolovich
9Sam Tuivailala
10Zach Duke