Joel Peralta RP SEA 1 week ago

Manager Scott Servais said Monday that Peralta "will probably be the guy we'll lean on" in the eighth inning with Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) on the DL, Bob Dutton the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's unclear who much time Benoit will require on the disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation, but Peralta is slated to take on higher-leverage situations. With more hold opportunities imminent, Peralta will look to parlay his success this season -- two earned runs, eight strikeouts, and a .115 batting average against in eight innings -- to the new role.

Joel Peralta RP SEA 3 weeks ago

Peralta gave up game-tying home runs in the eighth inning of each of his last two appearances, but manager Scott Servais said he will continue to give the right-hander the ball in late-inning situations, the Seattle Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While Servais was supportive, Peralta only pitched the eighth inning of both games because Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) was unavailable. Expect Peralta to be limited to seventh inning or earlier as long as Benoit is available. And Servais didn't give an open-ended endorsement, either. "We're going to need Peralta," Servais said. "We're going to give him the ball. But when you come in tie games, or one-run lead there late, you've got to be very fine. Mistakes in this league will get you."

Joel Peralta RP SEA 1 month ago

The Mariners informed Peralta on Sunday that he'd make the club's Opening Day roster, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 40-year-old isn't the dependable middle relief option he used to be with the Rays a few seasons ago, but his respectable track record was enough for the Mariners to overlook a rough spring (7.88 ERA, 1.63 WHIP over eight innings). With Steve Cishek and Joaquin Benoit in the fold to handle the closing and setup duties, respectively, don't expect Peralta to see much high-leverage work.

Joel Peralta RP SEA 3 months ago

Peralta and the Mariners reached agreement on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A moderately effective set-up man for the Rays from 2011 to 2014, the 39-year-old Peralta struggled to the tune of a 4.34 ERA over 29 innings with the Dodgers last season. He struggled with a slew of injuries and will now have to fight for a spot at the back of Seattle's bullpen.

Joel Peralta RP SEA 6 months ago

Peralta had his team option declined by the Dodgers on Friday, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Peralta missed time with various injuries and struggled when he was healthy, posting a 4.34 ERA as his fastball velocity continued to drop below 90 mph (89.4 mph average). He'll be 40 years old by the start of the 2016 season, but he should be able to find a spot in the middle or back of a bullpen in free agency.

Joel Peralta RP SEA 8 months ago

Peraza was removed from Sunday's game with an apparent injury, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Peraza had been hampered by a hamstring injury last week, so a flareup seems to be the most likely scenario. We should know more after the game.

Joel Peralta RP SEA 8 months ago

Peralta (neck) was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Following a successful rehab stint with Double-A Tulsa -- he did not allow a hit or a walk while striking out three in three appearances -- Peralta was cleared return to the big league club. He could be eased back in with low-leverage work, but Peralta should eventually provide a boost to the back end of the bullpen.

Joel Peralta RP SEA 8 months ago

Peralta (neck) has rejoined the Dodgers and will be activated Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This season's been a struggle for the 39-year-old reliever, who's been limited to just 25 games; in that time, he's posted his worst rate stats (5.40 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 5.85 K/9) since his bad old days with the Rockies in '09. Peralta will likely have to work his way back into a higher-leverage role in the Los Angeles pen.

Joel Peralta RP SEA 8 months ago

Peralta (neck) is expected to throw for Double-A Tulsa on Sunday, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Peralta's appearance Sunday will be the third on his rehab assignment. While he remains on the disabled list, it probably won't be too long before he rejoins the Dodgers' rotation.

Joel Peralta RP SEA 10 months ago

Peralta was officially activated from the DL on Monday, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.

Peralta rejoined the team in Chicago on Monday, and he figures to be available as a reliever against the Cubs. He could eventually work into a setup role, but he'll likely serve in middle relief in the immediate future.