Peralta (thumb) said Saturday that he hopes to be cleared to swing a bat in the next day or two, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports. A thumb ligament issue forced Peralta back to the DL this week, but the injury is unrelated to the one he suffered in spring training. It sounds like Peralta is confident this will ultimately prove a minor setback, but a return timetable won't probably won't take shape until he successfully ramps up his activity and gets close to a rehab assignment.
Peralta (thumb) was placed on the DL Tuesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. Peralta will head to the DL for a second time this season as he deals with a thumb issue that flared up during a check swing in Sunday's game. The 34-year-old already missed two months of the season due to a thumb injury but the team has said that this ailment is unrelated. Greg Garcia figures to see a boost in playing time at shortstop while Peralta is on the DL.
Peralta is dealing with thumb soreness after experiencing a flare up after a check swing in Sunday's game, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports. Perlata is not in the lineup for Monday's game and should be considered day-to-day for the time being. More information surrounding his injury should be released in the near future.
Peralta is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres. Peralta has struggled since his return, hitting .221/.258/.416 with five home runs and 13 RBI in 30 games this season, which is well below his career averages of .267/.330/.425. Greg Garcia will get the start in his place at third base, but Peralta will likely be back in the lineup Tuesday.
Peralta went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against the Marlins. Peralta cranked out his sixth homer of 2016 to give the Cards a 5-0 lead in the fifth inning of a home victory. He's now homered in two of his last three games, and he's slashing .225/.263/.423 since returning from the disabled list on June 7.