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Jhonny Peralta | Third Baseman | #27

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / CLE
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Red Sox released 3B Jhonny Peralta.
Peralta signed a minor league deal with Boston on June 23 after getting released by the Cardinals on June 13. He went on to bat .200 with a .570 OPS in 41 plate appearances at Triple-A Pawtucket. St. Louis still owes the 35-year-old third baseman around $4 million. Jul 13 - 3:35 PM

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Red Sox signed INF Jhonny Peralta to a minor league contract.

It's a good landing spot for Peralta, as the Red Sox have been desperate for a contribution from their third basemen this season. Of course, he's no guarantee to be an improvement given his .251/.299/.376 line since the beginning of last season. Still, the 35-year-old is worth a shot on a minor league deal. He'll report to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.
Jun 23 - 4:29 PM

Cardinals released INF Jhonny Peralta.

It was a formality after he was designated for assignment last Friday. Peralta has been awful since the beginning of last season and has hit .204/.259/.204 with zero extra-base hits over 21 games this year. But, he should draw some interest on the open market now that he can be had cheaply.
Jun 13 - 11:27 AM

Cardinals designated INF Jhonny Peralta for assignment.

It's a move that has seemed to be coming for a while. Peralta has barely played since returning from the disabled list and is hitting .204/.259/.204 with zero extra-base hits over 21 games this season. The Cards will try to find a trade partner to take on Peralta, but he'll most likely just be released.
Jun 9 - 3:11 PM

MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch writes that the Cardinals "could reassess" Jhonny Peralta's roster spot soon.

Langosch notes that Peralta is the only player in baseball with at least 50 plate appearances who has yet to tally an extra-base hit or an RBI. He's batted just .249/.297/.374 since the beginning of last season. The Cardinals still owe Peralta roughly $6 million of his $10 million salary, but they might be willing to eat the remainder of that in order to clear his roster spot. Not helping Peralta's case is Paul DeJong getting off to a solid start. An official decision on Peralta could come this weekend with Kolten Wong (elbow) slated to return from the disabled list.
Jun 6 - 12:02 AM

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

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

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