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Joel Peralta | Relief Pitcher | #62

Team: Seattle Mariners
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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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

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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

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.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 07:46:00 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.
Fri, May 29, 2015 05:18:00 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.
Wed, May 20, 2015 08:39:00 PM

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