Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
4 months ago

Peralta was released by the Red Sox on Thursday, Ryan Hannable of WEEI reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peralta recently signed a minor-league contract with the team on June 23, but hit just 8-for-40 with two home runs and five RBI for Triple-A Pawtucket in 10 games of action. Along with his numbers, Boston has seen solid production out of Tzu-Wei Lin and Deven Marrero at the hot corner, and didn't foresee any opening for Peralta at the big-league level. Prior to his time with the Red Sox, Peralta was batting .204/.259/.204 during 21 games with the Cardinals. The 35-year-old could wind up joining a contending team in the next couple weeks, but his future is very much up in the air right now.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
5 months ago

Peralta, who signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox, will play third base for Triple-A Pawtucket, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peralta gives the organization an additional option at third base, a position at which the Red Sox have been among the worst in MLB this season. Boston's third sackers had a league-worst .577 OPS entering Friday.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
5 months ago

Peralta has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Red Sox and will report to Triple-A Pawtucket next week, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peralta, who was released by the Cardinals earlier this month, will get another shot at continuing his career with the Red Sox, yet remains hard-pressed to find any room on a big league roster. The 35-year-old languished over 21 games with St. Louis -- posting a .204 batting average and .462 OPS -- before being dropped from the roster. He could provide a utility bat for the team down the road, but likely assumes his duty as organizational depth until he can improve his offensive stats.

Jhonny Peralta
3B FA
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.