Thought to be an integral part of the Braves' rebuilding effort at this time a year ago, Jose Peraza instead found himself with the Dodgers after a deadline deal that sent Hector Olivera to Atlanta ... and then found himself with the Reds after another deal this offseason. That second trade was probably the best thing for his Fantasy value because it put him next line if and when the Reds find a taker for Brandon Phillips. Of course, prospects of Peraza's caliber aren't normally traded so easily, and it's possible he has gotten overrated a bit given his lack of power and on-base ability. But he does make consistent contact and can tear up the base paths, which is enough to make a middle infielder like him a viable late-round target in Rotisserie leagues.
Because the Reds were unable to trade Brandon Phillips this offseason, Peraza doesn't have an obvious starting job to begin the season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. As long as Phillips is with the Reds, he's going to be the starter at second base. The Reds can be creative at shortstop and third base, but they also want to have places for Zack Cozart and Eugenio Suarez to play.
Peraza was traded to the Reds on Wednesday as part of a massive seven-player, three-team trade, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. One would assume that this is a precursor for further moves by the Reds, as Peraza does not have an obvious place to play as things currently stand. That said, he was the headlining return for Todd Frazier, so they obviously love the 21-year-old middle infielder. Assuming the Reds find a way to get Peraza regular at-bats in 2016, he will offer 30-plus steals with the potential for a .275 average at either second base or shortstop, but there won't be much power to speak of. Peraza had a hamstring injury at the end of 2015, but he should be ready for spring training. Frankie Montas, Trayce Thompson, and Micah Johnson go to the Dodgers from Chicago as part of the three-team deal. In addition, the trade sends Frazier to the White Sox, while the Reds received Brandon Dixon and Scott Schebler from the Dodgers, in addition to Peraza.
Dodgers infielder Jose Peraza (hamstring) was all-but ruled out of the first round of the playoffs by manager Don Mattingly Sunday, the Dodgers' official site reports. The team hopes to have Peraza healthy for a potential NLCS, but even then, there may not be room for him on the roster. He's probably looking at a 2016 return date at this point.
Dodgers 2B Jose Peraza (hamstring) will be evaluated in two weeks, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles News Group reports. Manager Don Mattingly said Monday that he feared Peraza's season could be over, and it sounds like that may very well be the case. There's no telling whether Peraza will be cleared to play after his follow-up exam, and by then, there will be less than a week remaining in the regular season. The 21-year-old aggravated his hamstring injury during Sunday's game.
Dodgers infielder Jose Peraza underwent an MRI on his ailing hamstring. Peraza, who missed time earlier this month, was forced to leave Sunday's game in the fifth inning with a recurrence of the same injury. Manager Don Mattingly indicated that it is possible Peraza could miss the rest of the season, according to The Orange County Register.