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Joel Peralta | Relief Pitcher | #62

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/23/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Ventura (CA) CC
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs signed RHP Joel Peralta to a minor league contract.
The Blue Jays and Royals were also interested, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. He'll begin his Cubs career with Triple-A Iowa. Peralta was dumped by the Mariners last week after recording a 5.40 ERA in 26 appearances. The 40-year-old should end up in the Cubs' bullpen at some point this year. Jun 9 - 7:41 PM

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Mariners released RHP Joel Peralta.

Peralta had been designated for assignment on Thursday, but passed through waivers unclaimed and has been granted his unconditional release. It's unclear if the 40-year-old hurler will look for work elsewhere, or decide to hang up his cleats for good.
Jun 4 - 7:53 PM

Mariners designated RHP Joel Peralta for assignment.

Peralta has been doing more harm than good lately, allowing 10 runs over his last 10 outings while watching his ERA balloon from 2.51 to 5.40. Cody Martin was called up from Triple-A Tacoma in the corresponding roster move. Peralta turned 40 in March and is probably running out of big league chances.
Jun 2 - 6:11 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Joel Peralta from Triple-A Tacoma.

Peralta was in camp on a minor league deal but was always going to head north with the big club as long as he was healthy. The veteran reliever holds a 7.88 ERA over eight appearances this spring.
Mar 27 - 1:13 PM

Mariners signed RHP Joel Peralta to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Peralta, who turns 40 in March, is coming off a rough season with the Dodgers where he posted a 4.34 ERA and 24/8 K/BB ratio over 29 innings while missing some time with neck and shoulder injuries. Still, he's a fine gamble at these terms.
Feb 9 - 1:53 PM

Dodgers declined RHP Joel Peralta's $2.5 million option for 2016.

Peralta will not receive a buyout. The veteran reliever dealt with neck issues throughout 2015 and posted a 4.34 ERA over 33 relief appearances. He'll turn 40 next March.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Joel Peralta is on the Dodgers' NLDS roster.

Peralta had a rough 4.34 ERA in 29 total innings this season for Los Angeles, but he looked a little better after returning from a neck injury in early September. The 39-year-old right-hander will pitch in a middle relief role in the best-of-five against the Mets.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 01:45:00 PM

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

Peralta missed the last few weeks with a neck injury. He'll help set up for Kenley Jansen.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:06:00 PM

Joel Peralta (neck) will make his third minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Tulsa on Sunday.

If all goes well, he could be cleared to rejoin the Dodgers bullpen when rosters expand on Tuesday. He'll work in the late innings, helping to get the ball to closer Kenley Jansen.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 04:22:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 07:07:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 04:55:00 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.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 04:52:00 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.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 04:59:00 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.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 07:34:00 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.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 12:16:00 PM

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