Joel Peralta RP LAD 14 hours ago

Peralta said he has dead arm and it seems likely that he is headed for the DL, ESPN Los Angeles' Mark Saxon reports.

He said he does not have shoulder pain, but he did not top 84 mph on any of his pitches Thursday, so something is clearly amiss. The Dodgers will need to activate a pitcher for Sunday's game, and placing Peralta on the DL would be a logical corresponding move. Yimi Garcia got the save in Friday's game and has been dominant so far this season, making him the ideal pitcher to own in that bullpen other than Kenley Jansen.

Joel Peralta RP LAD 1 day ago

Yimi Garcia and not Peralta got the save Friday night against the Padres. Peralta didn't see any action in the game.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn't say anything about Peralta's availability, but Peralta has pitched just twice in the last 10 days, though one of those outings was Thursday. He has been dealing with a stiff neck and also had a sore shoulder in spring training, so it's possible that Mattingly is just nursing Peralta along. Peralta has been good this season, but Garcia has been phenomenal. It's not too difficult Garcia getting more save chances in the future.

Joel Peralta RP LAD 7 days ago

Peralta (neck) picked up the save Saturday against the Rockies, allowing one walk and no hits in a scoreless ninth inning.

Peralta had been treated for a stiff neck earlier in the week, but was able to make his first appearance in a five-day span. He only needed 11 pitches to induce three fly-ball outs, so he should be available again Sunday if need be. The 39-year-old reliever is a perfect 3-for-3 in save opportunities this year, and has yet to surrender an earned run on the season.

Joel Peralta RP LAD 1 week ago

Peralta (neck) was seen warming up in the bullpen late in Friday's game, Ken Gurnick of reports.

The Dodgers had a four-run lead in the ninth, so Peralta wasn't needed, but he warmed up just in case Colorado made it any closer. Peralta received treatment for a stiff neck earlier in the week, and while he appears good to go moving forward, consider him day-to-day until he actually pitches in a game. He's allowed just two hits in 4.1 scoreless innings so far this season, racking up two saves and a win in the process.

Joel Peralta RP LAD 2 weeks ago

Peralta was being treated for a stiff neck prior to Wednesday's game, and his availability is unclear,'s Ken Gurnick reports.

He has been a strong fantasy asset so far this season with Kenley Jansen out, so hopefully Peralta does not miss time with this ailment. Fortunately it seems fairly minor. He has two saves, a win and has not allowed a run in five appearances this season.

Joel Peralta RP LAD 2 weeks ago

Peralta retired the only batter he faced in picking up his second save in Sunday's 7-4 win over Arizona.

A 7-0 Dodgers lead in the bottom of ninth quickly got ugly before Peralta came in and closed the door. He's likely now locked in as the team's primary closer until Kenley Jansen (foot) returns next month.

Joel Peralta RP LAD 2 weeks ago

Peralta struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to pick up the save Wednesday against the Padres.

Chris Hatcher picked up the save Monday, but Wednesday was Peralta's turn. The Dodgers will continue to use a committee until closer Kanley Jansen (foot) returns.

Joel Peralta RP LAD 3 weeks ago

Peralta earned the win in relief Monday while tossing a scoreless eighth inning against the Padres, while Chris Hatcher picked up the save with a scoreless ninth.

The Dodgers have suggested that a committee is in order to fill in for closer Kenley Jansen, but the usage Monday is an indication that Hatcher has the upper hand for save opportunities at the present time.

Joel Peralta RP LAD 1 month ago

Peralta tossed a scoreless inning Thursday against the Angels, walking one and striking out none.

That's one run in three innings for Peralta so far this spring. His shoulder woes appear to be behind him, so he's got a good shot at subbing for Kenley Jansen (foot) at the closer position next month.

Joel Peralta RP LAD 1 month ago

Peralta appears to be on target for Opening Day after tossing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts on Monday against the A's.

He's probably also the favorite to be the primary closer while Kenley Jansen (foot) is sidelined. Still, we would expect manager Don Mattingly to provide further clarity within the next week or two.