Joel Peralta RP TB 23 Hrs
Joel Peralta suffered a stiff neck on Saturday.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said Peralta would be fine. The skipper said his veteran setup man experienced "whiplash" while reacting to a comebacker. Peralta himself said that he was able to throw after the experience but left the game because he felt a little uncomfortable. He'll be fine.
Joel Peralta RP TB 8 Months
Joel Peralta earned his American League-leading 23rd hold by striking out the only batter he faced in Thursday's victory against the Twins.
Peralta is enjoying a typically stellar season under the radar, boasting a 3.29 ERA and 1.07 WHIP as Fernando Rodney's setup man. Peralta has out-pitched Rodney, but Tampa Bay's closer hasn't done enough damage to lose his job. Peralta remains a valuable commodity in holds leagues.
Joel Peralta RP TB 10 Months
Joel Peralta filled in admirably with Fernando Rodney potentially unavailable on Friday, recording the final four outs to preserve a two-run lead and earn his first save of the season.
After the Orioles erupted for six runs in the eighth inning, Peralta was called upon to get the final out of the inning. He then stayed on to pitch a perfect ninth inning and preserve the wild win. With Fernando Rodney struggling, Peralta is certainly worth stashing if speculating for saves in mixed leagues.
Joel Peralta RP TB Feb 18 '13
Joel Peralta (neck) threw a successful 25-pitch bullpen session on Monday morning in Rays camp.
Peralta had to withdraw from the 2013 World Baseball Classic because of a minor neck injury that he suffered last week while getting out of his car to buy a sandwich. But he should be fully recovered by Opening Day.
Joel Peralta RP TB Feb 17 '13
Joel Peralta has officially withdrawn from pitching for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
Peralta is dealing with a neck injury and doesn't want to fall too far behind. He shouldn't have an issue being ready for Opening Day, though, as long as he doesn't have a setback.
Joel Peralta RP TB Feb 15 '13
Joel Peralta (neck) is expected to withdraw from pitching for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
The right-hander is still dealing with a neck injury, and the Rays understandably don't want him to push things but appearing in game action before he's ready. Peralta was signed to a new two-year deal over the winter.
Joel Peralta RP TB Feb 13 '13
Joel Peralta didn't throw Wednesday because of a stiff neck.
Peralta said he tweaked his neck Tuesday morning while getting out of his Camaro to buy some sandwiches, which sets a high bar for the most entertaining injury of the season. The good news is that it doesn't sound like a big deal.
Joel Peralta RP TB Feb 12 '13
Joel Peralta may not pitch for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Peralta was listed on the provisional roster for the Dominican Republic when it was announced last month, but he still hasn't made up his made about participating. He plans to talk with Rays' officials before making his final decision.
Joel Peralta RP TB Nov 20 '12
Joel Peralta's two-year, $6 million contract with the Rays includes club options for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The deal was officially announced Tuesday. It was previously reported that his contract included a $2.5 million option for 2015, but the Rays also tacked on options for his age-40 and age-41 seasons. Peralta had a solid 3.63 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 84/17 K/BB ratio in 67 innings this past season.
Joel Peralta RP TB Nov 05 '12
Rays signed RHP Joel Peralta to a two-year, $6 million contract with a $2.5 million club option for 2015.
Peralta still has to pass a physical, but there aren't expected to be any problems there. The 36-year-old right-hander posted a 3.63 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 84/17 K/BB ratio in 67 innings this past season for the Rays and should do well in his familiar setup role again in 2013.