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Joel Peralta | Relief Pitcher | #62

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (42) / 3/23/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Ventura (CA) CC
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / LAA

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Joel Peralta said Friday while visiting the Rays' clubhouse that he plans to retire.
He hasn't formally announced his retirement, but Peralta told reporters that he's "not going to play anymore." It doesn't come as a surprise, as the 40-year-old has faded the last few seasons and had trouble staying healthy, putting up a 5.93 ERA this year for the Mariners and Cubs. He'll conclude his career with a 4.03 ERA and 15 saves across parts of 12 major league seasons. Fri, Sep 16, 2016 04:37:00 PM

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Joel Peralta has elected to become a free agent.

Peralta was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa just before the All-Star break, but the 40-year-old right-hander had the right to refuse the assignment and did just that Friday. He is probably going to have to settle for another non-guaranteed minor league contract.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 11:12:00 AM

Cubs sent RHP Joel Peralta outright to Triple-A Iowa.

The 40-year-old hurler has been designated for assignment earlier in the week and passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll continue to provide bullpen depth at Triple-A for the Cubs.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 09:30:00 AM

Cubs designated RHP Joel Peralta for assignment.

Peralta allowed five runs -- four earned -- over four innings out of the Cubs' bullpen. The 40-year-old right-hander is probably going to clear waivers.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 12:24:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Joel Peralta from Triple-A Iowa.

Gerardo Concepcion was optioned to Triple-A in the corresponding roster move. Before his call-up, Peralta posted a 4.50 ERA with two saves over five outings for Iowa. The 40-year-old joined the Cubs on a minor league deal earlier this month after being released by Seattle.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 12:51:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 07:41:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 07:53:00 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.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 06:11:00 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.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 01:13:00 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.
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 01:53:00 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

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