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Joel Peralta | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/23/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers acquired RHP Joel Peralta and LHP Adam Liberatore from the Rays in exchange for RHPs Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.
The Rays exercised Peralta's $2.5 million option for 2015 earlier this month (he has $2.5 million club options for 2016 and 2017, as well) but have now decided to deal him for a bit of payroll space. The 38-year-old put up a 3.58 ERA and 293/84 K/BB ratio over 269 1/3 frames the last four years for the Rays and will work in a setup role for the Dodgers. Fri, Nov 21, 2014 08:46:00 AM

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Rays exercised RHP Joel Peralta's $2.5 million option for 2015.

It's really a no-brainer move. Peralta posted a 4.41 ERA in 2014 but he also put up a fantastic 74/15 K/BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings. He'll operate as a setup man for the Rays again next season. The club holds $2.5 million options on the veteran reliever for 2016 and 2017, as well.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 12:51:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rays are expected to exercise Joel Peralta's $2.5 million option for 2015.

Peralta held a 4.41 ERA in 2014, but he also put up a fantastic 74/15 K/BB ratio over 63 1/3 innings. The veteran right-hander will turn 39 in March but should be a valuable piece in the Rays' bullpen again next season.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 10:37:00 AM

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

Peralta was out for 15 days after contracting the chikungunya virus while vacationing in the Dominican Republic over the All-Star break. The right-hander threw a scoreless rehab inning on Saturday in High-A ball.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Joel Peralta (virus) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Peralta will miss the minimum amount of time with the chikungunya virus, which he contracted over the All-Star break in his native Dominican Republic. The reliever was cleared to return after throwing a scoreless inning for High-A Charlotte on Saturday in his lone rehab appearance.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 11:51:00 AM

Rays placed RHP Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 13, with a virus.

The belief is that Peralta caught the chikungunya virus in the Dominican Republic over the All-Star break. It's an illness that is transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean and can cause nasty symptoms for over a week. He should be fine by the end of this month.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Joel Peralta (virus) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

Peralta believes that he acquired the chikungunya virus, an illness transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean, which is where Peralta spent his All-Star break. He would be placed on the disabled list retroactive to July 13, setting him up to return within a few days assuming he feels up to it. Jeff Beliveau is the most likely replacement on the active roster.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Joel Peralta believes he has the chikungunya virus.

It's an illness transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean, where Peralta spent his All-Star break. The symptoms typically last over a week and the Rays might place him on the disabled list retroactive to July 13. The right-handed reliever should be fine eventually.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 08:45:00 AM

Joel Peralta was unavailable for the Sunday's game against the Twins due to an illness.

The Rays needed all hands on deck to preserve a two-run victory over the Twins on Sunday, and it wound up being Kirby Yates who cleaned up Grant Balfour's mess by recording the final two outs. Peralta should be fine in a day or two.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 06:35:00 PM

Joel Peralta and Kirby Yates combined to blow the Rays' two-run lead in the ninth Wednesday against the Royals.

With Grant Balfour, Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger having been used to get four outs in the seventh and eighth, Peralta was meant to pitch the ninth in a 4-2 game. Peralta, though, was pulled after retiring one of the three batters he faced, with Yates taking over. Yates, who hadn't recorded a win, loss, save, hold or blown save since being called up over a month ago, immediately gave up a three-run homer to Salvador Perez, and the Rays went on to lose 5-4. We're guessing Maddon won't be using this tactic again anytime soon. Ideally, he'd prefer to save Balfour or McGee or even Boxberger for the ninth.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 10:54:00 PM

After Jake McGee pitched a scoreless eighth, Joel Peralta surrendered a game-tying solo homer in the ninth Monday against the Yankees, giving him his fifth blown save.

Manager Joe Maddon was almost certainly thinking that letting McGee face the heart of the order in the eighth and Peralta the bottom of the order in the ninth was the smart play tonight. It didn't work out, but the Rays won in 12 innings anyway, with Grant Balfour and, especially, Brad Boxberger also pitching effectively. Peralta's stumble would seem to bode well for both McGee and Balfour, but Maddon probably isn't finished playing matchups yet.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:15:00 AM

Joel Peralta earned his first save of the season in a win over the Astros on Sunday.

Peralta hadn't been called upon in the Rays' closer-by-committee since Grant Balfour was demoted, but he answered the bell on Sunday. Peralta struck out two in a perfect ninth inning. It's worth noting that Balfour pitched the seventh and Jake McGee was used in the eighth inning, so it seems like Rays manager Joe Maddon is serious about it being a committee. As such, it's tough to trust any for saves for the time being.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Joel Peralta (illness) isn't sure if he'll be available Monday.

Peralta has been unavailable for the past couple of days due to illness. He's feeling better, but will have a better idea about his readiness after he attempts to throw. Consider him day-to-day.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Joel Peralta (neck) tossed a 13-pitch inning Wednesday in a minor league game.

Peralta later said it was the "best I've felt the whole spring." He sat out a few days with neck stiffness but should be 100 percent by the start of the regular season.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 08:54:00 AM

Joel Peralta (neck) might need to miss a few more days.

Peralta has been dealing with neck stiffness since his appearance on Saturday. He hasn't ruled out pitching on Tuesday, but the Rays might just give him some more time to get well. Consider him day-to-day.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
4Ali Solis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Juan Nicasio
7Joe Wieland
8Zach Lee
9Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow
14Sergio Santos