Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
1 week ago

Peralta was granted his unconditional release by the Cardinals on Tuesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This move seemed to be in the works for a while, as the Cardinals couldn't justify playing Peralta, and there seemed to be little reason to keep him at Triple-A, taking away at-bats from players with a potential future in St. Louis. He was hitting .204/.259/.204 in 58 plate appearances this year, and will likely have to settle for a minor-league deal if he wants to catch on with another MLB organization. The Cardinals will have to pay Peralta the remainder of the $10 million he was slated to earn this season.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
2 weeks ago

Peralta was designated for assignment Friday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former All-Star's days on the active roster seemed to be limited for quite a while now, and with Kolten Wong coming off the disabled list, Peralta finally got the hook. The veteran infielder's season has been a disaster, as his batting average sitting just above the Mendoza Line and he hasn't recorded an extra-base hit or an RBI this season. His track record of big-league success may be enough to entice a team to pluck him off waivers, although his steady decline over the past couple seasons doesn't instill a lot of confidence in anyone.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
2 weeks ago

Peralta, who is hitting just .204 and is still seeking his first extra-base hit of the season, faces an increasingly uncertain future with Cardinals, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder hasn't been right since the regular season began and is finding playing time harder to come by due to the success of Jedd Gyorko at third base. Peralta and Gyorko were originally slated to likely work at the hot corner in some sort of platoon, but the latter's success while Peralta was sidelined with a bad reaction to medication has made that a moot point. Meanwhile, second-year man Aledmys Diaz, who hasn't quite duplicated the success of his rookie campaign, is nevertheless entrenched at Peralta's old shortstop spot for the foreseeable future. The 35-year-old is in the final season of a four-year, $53 million contract and has limited no-trade protection, meaning that a move from the team he's been with since 2014 could become reality if the Cardinals finds the right deal.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
3 weeks ago

Peralta is batting fifth and manning third base Friday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

He's batting only .200/.265/.200 in 49 plate appearances on the year, following a return from a complicated case of upper respiratory illness. Peralta will probably start for however long Jedd Gyorko inhabits the paternity list before resuming his role as a part-timer when the squad is at full strength.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
1 month ago

Peralta, who went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Giants, is now 4-for-5 since returning from the disabled list due to an illness.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder looks like a new man at the plate since his return, singling in a pair of pinch-hit appearances in the first two games of the series against the Giants before reaching safely in three of four plate appearances in Sunday's start. Peralta had slashed .120/.185/.120 over his first 27 plate appearances of the season, a stretch that also included a .149 wOBA. However, it's becoming readily apparent that the virus and subsequent reaction to medication that Peralta endured affected his play significantly, and he could certainly revert back to his typical level of production now that he's returned to full health.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
1 month ago

Peralta (illness) was activated off the 10-day disabled list Friday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

An upper respiratory infection has kept Peralta on the shelf since mid-April, but after turning in a successful rehab assignment, he's ready to return to the Cardinals. St. Louis optioned outfield prospect Magneuris Sierra in a corresponding move Friday. Despite being activated, Peralta will have to wait until Saturday to make his return to the lineup.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
1 month ago

General manager John Mozeliak said Peralta (illness) is expected to return from the 10-day disabled list Friday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peralta is nearing a return to the Cardinals after playing in five minor-league rehab games, most recently on back-to-back days. Barring any setbacks before Friday, it seems Peralta should be back with the team for the weekend series against the Giants.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
1 month ago

Peralta went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Triple-A Memphis' 6-4 win over Albuquerque on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

It was the veteran's most encouraging rehab effort by far, as he'd gone just 2-for-8 with four strikeouts for High-A Palm Beach in three games last week. Peralta appears to be continuing to round back into form, and as per general manager John Mozeliak's comments last week, he's slated to both play the field and hit for a consecutive stretch of games for the Redbirds to gauge his stamina.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
1 month ago

Peralta (illness) is back from his rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach and will head to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday as the next step in his recovery, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

The change in venue will come with a more "robust" regimen, according to general manager John Mozeliak. Peralta will be progressing to playing the field and hitting in the same game for multiple games with the Redbirds in order to gauge his stamina. The 34-year-old was just 2-for-8 with four strikeouts over his three games at Palm Beach, but he reportedly suffered no setbacks.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
1 month ago

Peralta (illness) was hitless in three at-bats during an extended spring training game Monday but reports that he is feeling well, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran thus continues on track to return to the club this week, as he appears to be back at full strength following his battle with a bad reaction to medication he'd taken for an upper respiratory infection. Peralta's days as a starting third baseman appear to be over for the time being, however, as Jedd Gyorko, he of the .333 average and six home runs, currently has a stranglehold on the job.