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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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Dodgers placed RHP Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 10, with a right neck sprain.
It's the second time Peralta has been on the DL this season with a neck issue. He's just never looked quite right, posting a 5.40 ERA and 1.60 WHIP with just 13 strikeouts over 20 innings. Yimi Garcia has taken his spot in the bullpen. Aug 11 - 7:07 PM

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Dodgers activated RHP Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list.

Peralta struggled on his rehab assignment, but his neck feels fine and that's really all the Dodgers care about. The veteran reliever will help set up for Kenley Jansen.
Jun 22 - 4:55 PM

Joel Peralta (neck) played catch without any issues on Sunday and could be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

The veteran right-hander made it through his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City without any issues and appears ready to go. He'll slot into a setup role in front of closer Kenley Jansen.
Jun 21 - 4:52 PM

The Dodgers are expected to activate Joel Peralta (neck) from the disabled list on Monday.

The right-hander is on his way to Los Angeles after finishing a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He served as the Dodgers' closer earlier this year but now that role is being filled by Kenley Jansen. Peralta missed two months with a strained neck.
Jun 20 - 4:59 PM

Joel Peralta (neck) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.

He's been out since late April with a strained neck, but shouldn't need more than a couple rehab appearances. We should see Peralta back with the Dodgers next week.
Jun 9 - 7:34 PM

Joel Peralta (neck) will begin a rehab assignment next weekend.

Peralta resumed throwing off a mound nearly a week ago and will throw one more bullpen session before appearing in games. He shouldn't need more than a couple rehab appearances before being activated.
Jun 7 - 12:16 PM

Joel Peralta (neck) threw a bullpen session on Monday.

It was the first time he's thrown off a mound since landing on the disabled list in late April with a strained neck. There's no timetable for Peralta's return.
Jun 2 - 7:46 PM

Joel Peralta (neck) expects to throw off a mound at some point over the weekend.

Peralta has been playing catch for over a week and evidently has felt fine. The reliever is dealing with a strained neck.
May 29 - 5:18 PM

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

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

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Mat Latos
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Bronson Arroyo
9Carlos Frias
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson
9Yimi Garcia