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Joel Peralta | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/23/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Joel Peralta (neck) has started playing catch.
Peralta was placed on the disabled list on April 26 with right shoulder soreness, and he hadn't been cleared to resume throwing until Wednesday. There remains no clear timetable for his return to a mound and, ultimately, to the Dodgers. May 20 - 8:39 PM

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Joel Peralta (neck) has yet to resume a throwing program.

Peralta hasn't made any progress after being diagnosed late last month with a strained neck. He'll remain shut down until he starts feeling better.
May 3 - 2:42 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 24, with right shoulder soreness.

Peralta first started dealing with a shoulder issues in spring training and it's dragged into the season. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined.
Apr 26 - 2:19 PM

Joel Peralta is dealing with "dead arm" and may require a stint on the disabled list.

Peralta doesn't have any pain but his shoulder feels weak. Dead arm happens to pitchers often in spring training but isn't as common during the regular season. Peralta has done well as the Dodgers' fill-in closer, converting all three of his save opportunities without allowing a run. If Peralta lands on the DL, Los Angeles would likely turn to Chris Hatcher in the ninth inning. Kenley Jansen (foot) is nearing a rehab assignment but might not be back with the team until mid-May.
Apr 25 - 6:14 PM

Joel Peralta earned save No. 3 in Saturday's victory over the Rockies.

Peralta pitched a hitless ninth in a 6-3 game in his first appearance in five days. The 39-year-old right-hander had been bothered by a sore neck. With six straight scoreless appearances to begin the season, he looks like the Dodgers' full-time closer in Kenley Jansen's absence.
Apr 19 - 1:24 AM

Joel Peralta is being treated for a stiff neck.

So he'll presumably be unavailable to pitch in Wednesday night's series finale against the Mariners. That makes Chris Hatcher the best bet for saves.
Apr 15 - 7:00 PM

Joel Peralta earned his second save of the season in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Peralta needed to record just one out to secure the save. The Dodgers entered the inning up 7-0, but Paco Rodriguez and Chris Hatcher allowed four runs while recording two outs. Peralta entered with a runner on second and got Ender Inciarte to line to center, securing the team win and the personal save. Peralta is acting as a somewhat fill-in at closer as Kenley Jansen works his way back from a foot injury. He should continue to see most of the ninth inning chances until Jansen returns in mid-May.
Apr 12 - 8:22 PM

Joel Peralta earned his first save Wednesday night in the Dodgers' defeat of the Padres.

Peralta gave up a one-out single to Wil Myers in the top of the ninth inning, but he then got Derek Norris to fly out and Matt Kemp to strike out swinging. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly hasn't officially named a fill-in closer for Kenley Jansen (foot), but Peralta looks like the best bet right now. Jansen isn't due back until mid-May, so Peralta needs to be owned in all standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 9 - 10:01 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Saturday that he could use a closer-by-committee approach while Kenley Jansen is sidelined.

Those are the dreaded words that every fantasy owner hates to hear. It looks as though Joel Peralta, J.P. Howell, and Chris Hatcher could all be utilized depending on the matchup and the situation that the Dodgers find themselves in. Until there is more clarity to the situation, it's best to avoid completely.
Mar 21 - 12:28 PM

Joel Peralta (shoulder) is aiming to his make his Cactus League debut this Friday.

Peralta made it through another bullpen session Tuesday without experiencing any discomfort in his right shoulder. He has plenty of time to get where he needs to be before the start of the regular season, and the veteran right-hander could even see some save opportunities in April while Kenley Jansen recovers from foot surgery.
Mar 10 - 4:39 PM

Joel Peralta (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Tuesday.

If it goes well, the veteran right-hander should then be cleared to make his Cactus League debut. Peralta has been slowed in Dodgers camp by shoulder soreness, but he has plenty of time to catch up before the opening of the regular season and he is probably going to get some April save opportunities while Kenley Jansen (foot) is on the shelf.
Mar 9 - 12:32 PM

Joel Peralta (shoulder) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Saturday.

He came through Monday's session without any issues and is making progress toward appearing in game action. With Kenley Jansen sidelined, Peralta could be the favorite to open the season as the Dodger's closer provided he's healthy.
Mar 7 - 11:29 AM

Joel Peralta (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session Monday morning in Dodgers camp.

Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) also threw off a mound. Peralta was slowed last week by soreness in his right shoulder, but he's basically already back on track. The veteran reliever could be in line for some early-season saves while Kenley Jansen recovers from foot surgery, making him worthy of a late-round grab.
Mar 2 - 1:02 PM

Joel Peralta (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Monday.

Peralta had been shut down for a few days due to soreness in his right shoulder, but resumed his throwing program recently and is expected to be ready in plenty of time for the start of the regular season. He's the leading internal candidate to fulfill the closer's role at the start of the season while Kenley Jansen recovers from his foot surgery.
Feb 28 - 12:59 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that he is not worried about Joel Peralta (shoulder) being ready for the beginning of the regular season.

Peralta was shut down for a couple days last week due to soreness in his right shoulder, but he has since resumed the early stages of his spring throwing program. The 38-year-old could be in line for some April saves while Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recovers from foot surgery.
Feb 26 - 11:48 AM

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1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Alex Guerrero
2Juan Uribe
3Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brett Anderson
5Mike Bolsinger
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Yimi Garcia
8Sergio Santos
9Adam Liberatore
10Juan Nicasio
11Pedro Baez
12Carlos Frias
13Chris Withrow